Phoenix, AZ – Man Hit & Killed in Pedestrian Crash on US 60 at Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ (August 16, 2020) – A man hit and seriously injured by a car in Glendale late Saturday night has now died, according to officials.
Per reports from officers with the Glendale Police Department, authorities responded to a crash near Grand Avenue and Orangewood Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Department spokesperson Sgt. Tara Ochoa said that a car traveling northbound on Grand Avenue hit a man who was in the roadway.
The man was transported to a hospital via ambulance with life-threatening injuries but was later pronounced dead. Speed and impairment were not believed to be factors in the accident, according to Ochoa, though it does remain under investigation by officers. None of the people involved in the incident, including the man who died, was identified by officers, and it’s unclear if any others involved were injured.
Grand Avenue between Glendale Avenue and 59th Avenue was closed for several hours in both directions overnight because of the accident, per reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts go out to any injured victims and their families in hopes of a fast recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from authorities with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona consistently claims a higher pedestrian death rate compared to the rest of the United States. In fact, nearly 300 pedestrians were killed in Arizona in 2017 alone, translating to a rate of 1.61 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. With these numbers, Arizona’s pedestrian-fatality rate is more than double the national average, which is 0.8 per 100,000.
It’s clear that fatal pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in Arizona. And when it comes to fatal accidents and pedestrian incidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath. After a pedestrian accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. And when victims succumb to their injuries, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces.
If you have suffered in a pedestrian accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney to safeguard your legal rights.
We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice after your accident.
Our attorneys at ELG do not cut corners, and we won’t use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
Our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys at ELG are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after these unfortunate incidents. Our experienced, highly-skilled injury lawyers in Phoenix have spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Contact us to set up your free consultation at (623) 877-3600. We’re here to help you in your time of need.
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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.