Glendale, AZ – Toddler in Critical Condition After Drowning Near 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ (October 27, 2019) – A toddler is in critical condition after being rescued from a pool in Glendale on Sunday.
Chris James, a Glendale Fire Department spokesman, says that their crews were called to a home near 67th Avenue and Missouri Avenue around 4:30 p.m. for a drowning incident. James says the toddler’s mother found the 15-month-old boy in the pool and began CPR before paramedics arrived at the scene.
Local EMTs were dispatched, and the boy was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance. He remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition.
James says that there is fencing around the pool but that a gate seemed to be broken. He advised that pool owners check their pool barriers for safety.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Drowning Incidents in Arizona
When it comes to both pool ownership and residential drowning accidents, Phoenix ranks number one in the nation. Because those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to experience drowning, Arizona sees several injuries or deaths each year due to drowning incidents.
Furthermore, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children across the county. In fact, data show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown every year in America.
These drowning incidents can mean tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. From medical costs to financial difficulties and emotional trauma or even death after a drowning accident, victims and families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially when drowning accidents occur as a result of the negligent actions of others.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. 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.