Phoenix, AZ – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash at 48th & Fillmore Sts
Phoenix, AZ (January 18, 2021) – A man has died after a hit-and-run accident occurred in Phoenix early Monday morning.
Sgt. Ann Justus with the Phoenix Police Department said officers were called to the area of 48th Street and Fillmore Street just before 3:00 a.m. after a man was hit by a car in that area. Justus said the man was transported to a hospital via ambulance but was later pronounced dead.
The car involved in the crash left the scene before officers arrived, according to Justus. Police officers did not provide a description of the suspect’s vehicle but have asked anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151. To remain anonymous, those with information can call 480-WITNESS, or for Spanish speakers, call 480-TESTIGO.
No other details have been released, and the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
Data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation recently show that nearly 130,000 crashes occurred throughout the state last year. Of those wrecks, several hundred were fatal hit-and-run wrecks. In fact, several Arizona interstates claim the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and other major thoroughfares in the greater Phoenix area are also subject to an increased number of hit-and-run accidents.
More than any other type of collision, these hit-and-run accidents cause emotional distress, long-term physical problems, issues with insurance companies, and even lost wages or fatal consequences for victims. When victims succumb to their injuries, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces during the worst time of their lives.
However, victims and their families can seek help from an Arizona personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.
At ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no! Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG Accident Attorneys.
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. Plus, we don’t cut corners and 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 and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
ELG’s Phoenix car accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another driver.
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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.