Phoenix, AZ – Jose Lopez Killed in Pedestrian Crash at McDowell Rd & 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ (April 29, 2020) – A pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 69-year-old Jose Israel Franco Lopez, per reports from officials with the Phoenix Police Department.
According to officers at the scene, the vehicle involved was attempting to make a turn onto McDowell Road from a private street near 43rd Avenue when it struck Lopez. Sgt. Ann Justus, a Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman, said that Lopez was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests or citations have been issued at this time, but the accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jose Lopez.
Fatal Pedestrian Wrecks in Arizona
Per information from authorities with the Arizona Department of Transportation, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. In fact, Arizona recorded 1,764 motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians in 2018, continuing an increasing trend in recent years.
Furthermore, these accidents often result in more serious injuries. Victims may be left with skyrocketing medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer or wrongful death attorney in Phoenix.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG’s team of lawyers specializing in fatal collisions has years of experience. Our compassionate, skilled lawyers are ready to advocate for you and your family after you’ve suffered in a tragic crash that occurred through no fault of your own. Contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 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.