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Phoenix, AZ – Child in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Crash at 36th St & Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ – Child in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Crash at 36th St & Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2020) – Officers with the Phoenix Police Department say that a 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

According to the most recent information released, police officers responded to the scene near 36th Street and Thomas Road just before 6:00 p.m. after receiving reports of a crash involving a car and young child.

Detectives on the scene determined that a vehicle traveling southbound on 36th Street struck the boy while he was trying to cross the street. The boy was then transported to the hospital via ambulance with serious injuries, per a statement from Phoenix Police Sgt. Ann Justus.

Justus says the driver of the car was not hurt in the accident and impairment does not appear to be a factor at this time, though the investigation is ongoing. No further details on the cause of the crash have been revealed, and the driver has not been identified.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona 

11.17 Phoenix, AZ - Child in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Crash at 36th St & Thomas RdClimbing to triple digits in several high-population areas across the state, including the greater Phoenix, area 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. And when victims succumb to their injuries after these devastating incidents, their grieving families are left to pick up the pieces.

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. In fact, 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. Plus, because every consultation is free, there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice. At ELGPhx.com, we do not cut corners, and we won’t use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you.

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. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions. Our skilled, compassionate lawyers are ready to help you and your family safeguard your legal rights following an accident.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.