Mesa, AZ – Man Struck & Killed in Pedestrian Crash at Thomas Rd & 31st Ave
Mesa, AZ (October 9, 2020) – Officers with the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run crash after a man was struck and killed by a car in the greater Phoenix area on Friday morning.
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department said that the victim, a 63-year-old man, was crossing the street and going southbound on Thomas Road near 31st Avenue when he was hit by a car traveling eastbound. Local EMTs responded to the crash shortly after it occurred, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Fortune said that the driver may have initially fled the scene but was apprehended later on. The 23-year-old driver showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody by the Phoenix Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing, and no names have been released. The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
Data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation recently show that nearly 130,000 crashes occurred throughout the state last year alone. Of those wrecks, several hundred were fatal hit-and-run accidents. In fact, the greater Phoenix area claims one of the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and other major thoroughfares in Arizona are also subject to an increased number of hit-and-run accidents.
More than any other type of collision, these hit-and-run accidents cause emotional distress, long-term physical problems, issues with insurance companies, and even lost wages or fatal consequences for victims. However, victims and their families can seek help from an Arizona personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.
At ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no! Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG Accident Attorneys.
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. Plus, we don’t cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
ELG’s Phoenix car accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another driver.
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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.