Buckeye, AZ – Toddler in Critical Condition After Drowning Accident at Miller Rd
Buckeye, AZ (July 19, 2020) – A young boy was rushed to the hospital on Sunday afternoon after being pulled from a swimming pool in the Buckeye area.
According to reports from officers with the Buckeye Police Department, the one-year-old was pulled from a residential swimming pool at a home near Miller Road and Broadway Road. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the drowning accident around 2:00 p.m. When paramedics arrived at the scene, the child was unresponsive and family members were giving him CPR. Rescue authorities took over life-saving measures and then transported the child to the hospital via ambulance. The child remains at the hospital in critical condition, fire officials say.
A Buckeye fire captain said that the pool did not have a fence in place, and it was unknown how long the child was under the water before being rescued. An investigation into the drowning accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts go out to the child and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Drowning Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the greater Phoenix area ranks number one in the country when it comes to private pools per capita and is also at the top of the list for drowning accidents. Due to the warm, dry weather in Arizona, most people have their own pools. And statistically, those who live near water or have exposure to water elements are more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children. In fact, statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year across the country. Furthermore, the drowning death rate per 100,000 residents was 1.5 in Arizona. Throughout the country, Arizona ranks seventh for drowning deaths. And about one in five who die from drowning across the state are children aged 14 and younger.
It’s clear that drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG’s premise liability attorneys in Arizona have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice.
At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters. That means that you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation at any time. Our compassionate attorneys are here to help you in your time of need.
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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.