Glendale, AZ – Toddler Killed & Woman Injured in Bicycle Accident on 70th Ave
Glendale, AZ (May 26, 2020) – A 3-year-old boy died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding in a child bike trailer near 70th Avenue and Union Hills Drive in Glendale last week.
On May 21, the boy’s parents were riding bicycles with their two children and traveling northbound on the east side of 70th Avenue. At that time, a driver traveling southbound on 70th Avenue ran over the child in his bike trailer around 1:00 p.m. According to a release from Glendale Police Department spokesman Sgt. Randy Stewart, the boy’s mother was also struck by the vehicle, which continued driving eastbound on Villa Theresa Drive after hitting both victims.
A nurse who was nearby heard the accident and arrived on the scene to perform CPR on the toddler. Patrol officers also performed CPR on the child when they arrived, but the boy was later pronounced dead after being airlifted to a local hospital.
The vehicle suspected to have hit the boy and his mother was believed to be at a home near the scene of the accident, and two suspects have been identified and interviewed.
No names have been released, however, and the investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Per recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise. In fact, approximately 40% of deadly bicycle accidents were caused by distracted drivers hitting cyclists, even when riders were observing traffic laws by using bike lanes or the sidewalk.
Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death after a crash. These victims are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe emotional trauma. And when victims succumb to their injuries after a bicycle crash, families are left to pick up the pieces.
From negotiating with insurance companies and handling funeral costs to grieving their loved ones through it all, families must deal with devastating consequences in the aftermath of a crash. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled Glendale personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG’s team of bicycle accident lawyers in Arizona has years of experience. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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