Peoria, AZ – Erin Taylor Charged in Pedestrian Crash at L-101 & Glendale Ave
Peoria, AZ (June 14, 2020) – A woman is in custody after police say she ran over an officer on Friday night.
Per reports from the Peoria Police Department, officers arrested 31-year-old Erin Taylor from Glendale. Taylor has been charged with aggravated assault, drug possession, unlawful flight from law enforcement, firearms and theft charges.
A police officer was flagged down by a store employee for a customer who shoplifted around 7:45 p.m. The officer then made contact with Taylor in the parking lot and per officers, she then proceeded to get into the driver’s seat of the vehicle. As officers attempted to remove her from the car, police say she placed the car in reverse and accelerated.
Taylor ran over one officer’s leg and pinned him against his squad car, per a department press release. Other officers chased after Taylor, who later crashed. She was then taken into custody.
The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but has since been released.
Taylor was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and then booked. Charges may change as police continue to investigate the incident.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured officer and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Reaching triple digits in several high-population areas across the state, including Phoenix, pedestrian accidents are on the rise, per information from local authorities. From Tempe to Mesa or Scottsdale and beyond, these unfortunate incidents are on the rise. Oftentimes, these serious crashes are the result of distracted or impaired driving.
After these pedestrian incidents, victims are left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and emotional trauma. That’s why it’s essential for victims and their families to speak with an Arizona personal injury attorney in their time of need.
Our Arizona attorneys at ELG have extensive experience and are fully committed to helping victims seek the justice they deserve. If you have been injured in a collision through no fault of your own, contact our accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 for more information. Our skilled, compassionate lawyers are ready to help you and your family safeguard your legal rights following an accident.
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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.