Tucson, AZ (September 24, 2019) – This morning, a man was arrested after he fled the scene of a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of West Viking Street and South Sierrita Mountain Road.
The man was identified as 31-year-old Kevin Wallace, who police found at his home after he fled the scene of the accident. Wallace had been driving a Hyundai at a high speed when he went through the intersection and struck an Izuzu Rodeo at 6:45 a.m.
The driver of the Rodeo was taken to the Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries but is expected to be okay. There was also a woman and three children in the vehicle who suffered minor injuries.
Wallace showed signs of impairment when police found him and it was determined that he was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. He is now facing several felony charges. The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope that they fully recover from their injuries.
Many hit-and-run accidents happen every year. In fact, in one recent year, research showed that 800,000 hit-and-run accidents happened in the U.S. for many reasons like driving under the influence, driving unlicensed, or otherwise breaking the law. Many drivers are unable to think rationally in these circumstances and will flee the scene without a second thought. Unfortunately, this means that lives could be at risk in these scenarios and why victims should always speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Arizona after they have been harmed.
Our personal injury attorneys at ELG Law are fully committed to helping those who have suffered injuries at the hands of a responsible and liable party. Thanks to our attorneys and their experience handling these types of cases, thousands of injured victims have received the settlement they deserved after suffering harm. If you have been harmed by an at-fault party, please contact us for legal advice you can rely on at (623) 562-3838.
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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.
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