Mesa, AZ – Toddler Dies in Drowning Accident at Lindsay Rd & University Dr
Mesa, AZ (July 8, 2020) – A toddler has died after being found at the bottom of a pool in Mesa on Wednesday evening.
The drowning accident happened near Lindsay Road and University Drive just before 6:00 p.m., per reports from the Phoenix Police Department. Firefighters were also at the scene and said that the 2-and-a-half-year-old was pulled out of the water by family members. Emergency crews performed CPR when they arrived; however, crews said the child died at Cardon Children’s Medical Center a few hours after being transported via ambulance.
Officers didn’t say if there was a fence around the pool or how long the child had been in the water but they said that the investigation is underway.
Our deepest condolences go out to the child’s family at this time.
Drowning Accidents in Arizona
The greater Phoenix area ranks number one in the country when it comes to private pools per capita. Due to the warm, dry weather in Arizona, most people have their own pools. Statistically, those who live near water or have exposure to water elements are more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children. In fact, statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year across the country. Drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG’s premise liability attorneys in Arizona have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation.
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