Phoenix, AZ – Jan Hong Struck & Killed Near 40th St & Chandler Blvd
Phoenix, AZ (November 11, 2019) – A woman was struck and killed after a motorcyclist hit her in the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix on Monday.
According to reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the accident happened just before 8:30 p.m. near 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard. Jan Hong, who was believed to be in her 60s, was attempting to cross the roadway when she was hit by a motorcyclist. Phoenix paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred, but Hong died at the scene. The 32-year-old man riding the motorcycle was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An aerial video appeared to show that there is no crosswalk in the area. Officers do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash, though the accident remains under investigation.
We offer our condolences to Jan Hong’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Phoenix
One pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of car accidents nationwide, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. And Arizona tops the list when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. In fact, authorities say that there has been a 35 percent rise in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years across the state.
When it comes to pedestrian accidents, victims are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re following traffic laws and using crosswalks. Pedestrians who are struck by drivers are often left with severe physical and emotional trauma. From high medical costs to long-term physical problems and lost wages, pedestrians suffer greatly after these crashes. 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 is aggressive and knowledgeable. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after an accident.
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