Chandler, AZ – Eduardo Rascon Killed in Pedestrian Crash at McQueen Rd
Chandler, AZ (September 1, 2020) – Officers with the Chandler Police Department are looking for an SUV that struck and killed a pedestrian in Chandler on Monday night.
Authorities say that the accident happened at McQueen Road and Chandler Boulevard around 8:00 p.m. and was recorded by a surveillance camera at a convenience store in the area.
Police said the pedestrian, later identified as 26-year-old Eduardo Gabriel Rascon, was crossing Chandler Boulevard mid-block when he was struck by an SUV that was traveling westbound in the curb lane. Witnesses told investigators that the dark-colored SUV was towing an empty 10- to 12-foot extended flat-bed trailer. Chandler officers believe that the SUV will have front-end damage on the passenger side.
Chandler EMTs arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred, but Rascon was pronounced before he could be transported to an area medical center.
Police are asking for the public’s help finding the SUV and identifying the driver of the vehicle. Officers have asked anyone with information to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers are advised to call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Eduardo Gabriel Rascon.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Arizona
Per reports from authorities with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona consistently claims a higher pedestrian death rate compared to the rest of the United States. In fact, nearly 300 pedestrians were killed in Arizona in 2017 alone, translating to a dramatic rate of 1.61 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. With these numbers, Arizona’s pedestrian-fatality rate is more than double the national average, which is only 0.8 per 100,000.
It’s clear that fatal pedestrian accidents are an unfortunately common fact of life in Arizona. And when it comes to fatal accidents and pedestrian incidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath. After a pedestrian accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. And when victims succumb to their injuries, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces.
If you have suffered in a pedestrian accident as a result of another driver’s negligence or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney to safeguard your legal rights.
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 after your accident.
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Our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys at ELG are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after these unfortunate incidents. Our experienced, highly-skilled injury lawyers in Phoenix have spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Contact us to set up your free consultation at (623) 877-3600. We’re 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.