Glendale, AZ – 2 Pedestrians Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ (January 11, 2020) – Police are searching for a driver that allegedly hit two people and fled the scene of the accident on Saturday evening in the area of 51st Avenue and Glendale Avenue.
According to officers from the Glendale Police Department, a man and a 17-year-old girl were hit mid-block on Glendale Avenue. Both were taken to a local area hospital via ambulance. Authorities say that the teen is expected to survive but added that the man has life-threatening injuries.
Police don’t have a good description of the suspect vehicle but believe the vehicle was an SUV or truck.
Glendale Avenue was closed from 51st Avenue to 47th Avenue while the investigation was underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that more than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year. Several of those crashes are hit-and-run accidents, where victims are struck and sometimes seriously injured by vehicles. Oftentimes, distracted or impaired drivers are responsible for these serious incidents and leave the scene to avoid legal consequences.
Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. In some cases, victims may succumb to the injuries they sustained in a hit-and-run accident, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. However, victims and their families can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a hit-and-run accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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.