Tempe, AZ (June 23, 2019) – A toddler has died after an auto accident in Tempe on Saturday morning, June 22nd. The crash occurred near Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive.
According to the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department (TFMRD) and police, the crash occurred around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, when the vehicle involved veered off the road and collided with a light pole. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Southern Avenue when it left the road.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but was listed in stable condition on Sunday. The toddler sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and died from those injuries on Sunday morning.
Impairment is being investigated as a factor in the crash, per the Tempe Police Department. Our thoughts and condolences to the victims and their families at this time.
Auto accidents, as well as injuries and fatalities from serious crashes, are on the rise in Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, more than 900 deaths and 55,000 injuries occurred as a result of serious auto accidents in 2017 alone. And now that summer is here, more traffic is on the road, meaning a higher number of serious auto accidents.
Unfortunately, victims and families affected by these serious auto accidents may suffer unforeseen costs and tragic consequences. But those affected can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, get the fair compensation and the justice they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience in helping victims and their families and are ready to help you. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
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