Phoenix, AZ – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash at E McDowell Rd & 38th St
Phoenix, AZ (July 30, 2020) – A 50-year-old man has died after a car struck him on Wednesday night near East McDowell Road and North 38th Street.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the vehicle involved, allegedly identified as a red SUV, did not stop after the collision. Phoenix police officers responded to the scene of the accident around 9:30 p.m. after they received a call about a pedestrian incident in the area, per information from a press release by Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a Phoenix Police Department spokesperson.
The pedestrian was trying to cross McDowell Road, according to information provided by eyewitnesses at the scene. As he crossed the street, witnesses saw a red SUV heading eastbound and then striking the man. Witnesses also confirmed that the SUV failed to stop after hitting the man.
First responders arrived shortly after the incident occurred and transported the man to a hospital via ambulance. He was later pronounced dead at an area medical center, Fortune said.
Officers have asked any person with information about the hit-and-run to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Wrecks in Arizona
Recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation 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, Arizona claims one of the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and several of the major thoroughfares across the state are 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. 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.