Phoenix, AZ – Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash at Baseline Rd Causes Serious Injury
Phoenix, AZ (September 20, 2019) – Officials from the Phoenix Police Department are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a serious pedestrian accident on Friday evening.
Per information from authorities, the collision occurred around 8:00 p.m. at 7th Street and Baseline Road. Phoenix Fire Rescue, as well as local paramedics, were on the scene to assist the victim of the accident. EMTs transported the victim to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the wreck but haven’t released a description of the driver or their car, and have not said if the victim was in the crosswalk when the collision occurred.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Phoenix
Across the country, one pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of car accidents, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Arizona is at the top of the list in pedestrian fatalities, with a 35% rise in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re utilizing crosswalks. Pedestrians who are struck by drivers, especially hit-and-run drivers, are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of car accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 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.