Black Canyon City, AZ – Man Hit & Killed on I-17 Near Rock Springs
Black Canyon City, AZ (November 4, 2019) – A serious pedestrian crash closed a section of southbound Interstate 17 on Sunday and resulted in one fatality.
According to information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the freeway was closed near the Rock Springs area of Black Canyon City after a car hit a pedestrian around 6:30 p.m. Local police officers and paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the accident occurred to treat the victim, though he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say the pedestrian was found on the shoulder but further details about the collision are not known at this time. The crash is still under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the victim’s family at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Phoenix
Per a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. And Arizona tops the list of deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the past 10 years alone.
Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. Oftentimes, pedestrians succumb to their injuries in the aftermath of a crash, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer. In some cases, those affected by these accidents that occurred through no fault of their own can seek their fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of auto accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free 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.