Phoenix, AZ – Child in Critical Condition After Drowning Near Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ (April 25, 2020) – Authorities responded to a drowning call in Phoenix on Saturday.
According to authorities with the Phoenix Police Department, the toddler was pulled from a residential pool on Saturday night. Fire officials say that the drowning happened at a home near 35th Avenue and Northern Avenue.
Following the incident, the 2-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital in extremely critical condition. It’s unclear how long the child was underwater but EMTs started life-saving measures at the scene of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured child and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Drowning Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from first responders and local authorities, Phoenix is number one in the country for both pool ownership and residential drowning accident. Because those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to experience drowning, Arizona sees several injuries or deaths each year due to drowning incidents. Plus, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children across the county. In fact, data show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown every year in America.
These drowning incidents can mean tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. From medical costs to financial difficulties and emotional trauma or even death after a drowning accident, victims and families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially when drowning accidents occur as a result of the negligent actions of others.
ELG’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation.
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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.