Tempe, AZ – Woman Dead & Man Injured After Hit-and-Run Wreck at University DrArizona Legal News
Tempe, AZ (February 16, 2020) – A 42-year-old woman has died and another man was injured on Sunday morning after they were hit by a car in Tempe while crossing the road.
Officers from the Tempe Police Department said that the man and woman were crossing the road around 2:30 a.m. in the area of University Drive and College Avenue. Tempe Police Department spokesperson Det. Natalie Barela said that a car driving westbound on University Drive struck the two pedestrians and drove away from the area without stopping.
The woman was taken to a hospital via ambulance and later pronounced dead. The man, whose age was not provided by police, sustained minor injuries. The car that struck the two pedestrians was later found by Tempe police near 52nd Street and Broadway Road and the driver was arrested.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Wrecks in Arizona
There are numerous hit-and-run collisions every year. Recent data actually show that there have been 800,000 hit-and-run crashes across the country annually, mostly caused by unlicensed, impaired, or otherwise reckless drivers. When drivers, due to their negligence, have caused an injurious or fatal accident, they may flee the scene to avoid consequences.
Victims and their families should always speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Arizona after they’ve suffered in a wreck that occurred through no fault of their own.
Our attorneys at ELG Law are fully committed to helping those who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. Thanks to years of experience and unmatched compassion handling these cases, our accident attorneys have come to the aid of thousands of injured victims. Our lawyers go above and beyond in securing the settlements that victims and their families deserve. If you have been harmed by an at-fault party, please contact us for legal advice and a no-hassle, free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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