Tempe, AZ (September 6, 2019) – On Friday morning, two children walking in a crosswalk were struck by a vehicle after a two-car crash.
According to the Tempe Police Department, the vehicle that struck the children was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of 48th Street and Southern Avenue when it was rear-ended by another car. The force from that crash propelled the vehicle into the crosswalk, causing it to hit two young children crossing the street with their family.
Detective Greg Bacon said a 3-year-old girl and an 88-year-old woman were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The other child, a 10-year-old girl, was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The 10-year-old girl was pushing the 3-year-old in a stroller when they were struck, but the rest of the family was walking behind them.
Police have said that those involved in the accident are cooperating with the investigation, though further details were not made available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Arizona has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents across the country, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. In fact, the Grand Canyon State had 125 pedestrian deaths last year, ranking fifth nationally from January through June.
These accidents often result in severe injuries or death for pedestrians. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to critical injuries when distracted or impaired drivers fail to follow traffic laws or ignore crosswalks. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, through no fault of your own, a personal injury lawyer can help. An attorney can help you seek justice and the fair compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
At ELG Law, we have you covered. Our team of auto accident attorneys has years of experience and knowledge in helping those who have been adversely affected by serious collisions. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.