Mesa, AZ – Details Released After Joshua Garcia Killed in Hit-and-Run on AZ-60 at Higley Rd
Mesa, AZ (November 9, 2019) – Further details have been released after a deadly Mesa hit-and-run on Highway 60 near Higley Road last November.
According to information from Arizona State Troopers, 21-year-old Joshua Garcia was driving a flatbed truck carrying construction equipment when he hit an abandoned car parked on the shoulder. The impact caused Garcia’s truck to roll over, and he was ejected.
After the initial collision, two people in a white Ford Ranger pickup stopped to render aid to Joshua Garcia and used barricades from his truck to stop traffic. However, another driver then ran over Garcia and left the scene of the accident. Mesa paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the incident occurred, though Garcia later succumbed to his injuries.
State Troopers believe the suspect vehicle is a 2001-2006 dark blue or black Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon with damage to its right side and undercarriage. Law enforcement has asked anyone with information to call their local police department.
Our thoughts and condolences are extended to the family of Joshua Garcia.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, more than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year. And 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. And 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.