Phoenix, AZ – Fatality & Serious Injury Reported in Pedestrian Crash on I-17
Phoenix, AZ (May 27, 2020) – One person was killed and another was seriously injured after an accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 17 near Indian School Road.
According to reports from authorities dispatched to the crash, the wreck occurred early on Monday. Crews pronounced one person dead at the scene, and another victim, a 30-year-old woman, was transported to the local hospital in serious condition. Todd Keller, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said that the northbound lanes of I-10 were closed at Indian School Road around 3:00 a.m. and reopened around 8:00 a.m.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety assisted and is still investigating the incident at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the victim and their family for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
With the official start of the warm weather months, the number of vehicles on the roads in Arizona is rising. That rising number means the risk of dangerous auto accidents is heightened. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the number of collisions involving injuries or fatalities has grown over the last 10 years. In fact, 2018 saw more traffic deaths than any other year in the past decade, especially those involving pedestrians.
These collisions often result in exorbitant, unforeseen costs for victims and their families. But those affected by dangerous auto accidents can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix and, in some cases, get the justice they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience in fighting for victims and families to get fair compensation after an auto accident. Contact our accident attorneys in Arizona at (623) 877-3600, and schedule a free consultation today.
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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.