Phoenix, AZ – Gerald Vanacore Killed in Hit-and-Run Wreck at Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ (May 1, 2020) – A Phoenix man is dead after being hit by an SUV driver that fled from the scene of the accident late Thursday night.
According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department, 73-year-old Gerald Vanacore was crossing the road mid-block near Seventh Street and Broadway Road just before midnight when he was hit by a dark-colored maroon SUV.
The man was taken to a hospital via ambulance and later succumbed to his injuries, and the driver of the SUV fled the scene.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Gerald Vanacore.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Wrecks in Arizona
According to recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, hit-and-run crashes are on the rise across the state of Arizona. Authorities say that several of the nearly 30,000 collisions that occurred in Arizona last year were hit-and-run accidents. These collisions, oftentimes caused by distracted or impaired drivers, mean tragic consequences for victims and their families.
Victims may succumb to the injuries they sustained in a hit-and-run accident, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. However, those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a hit-and-run accident.
The accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 877-3600 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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.