Phoenix, AZ – Isidro Gutierrez-Gomez Struck & Killed at Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ (February 27, 2020) – A pedestrian has died after being hit by a pickup truck on Wednesday evening in Phoenix, police said.
Officers from the Phoenix Police Department said that the pedestrian was identified as 58-year-old Isidro Gutierrez-Gomez. Gutierrez-Gomez was crossing 16th Street near Broadway Road around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by the truck, Phoenix police said in a news release. Gutierrez-Gomez was trying to cross the street mid-block when he was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which was traveling southbound on 16th Street.
Gutierrez-Gomez was taken to a hospital via ambulance but was later pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Isidro Gutierrez-Gomez.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Arizona
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona has had the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country in 2018. And in 2016, for the first six months of that year, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 residents, reporting almost 200 pedestrian deaths by the end of that year.
It’s clear that fatal pedestrian crashes are all too common. And these serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. From long-term physical problems and medical bills for victims to emotional trauma or financial difficulties for grieving families, pedestrian accidents result in devastating, unforeseen circumstances. However, victims can contact an attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation 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.