Phoenix, AZ – Man Struck & Killed in Pedestrian Crash at 42nd Ave & McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ (April 28, 2020) – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle that was attempting to turn on to a public street from a private driveway in West Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.
According to officers with the Phoenix Police Department, they responded to reports of a man struck by a car in the area of 42nd Avenue and McDowell Road around 12:30 p.m. Police say the driver involved was trying to turn onto McDowell Road from a private street at the time of the accident.
The pedestrian, a 70-year-old man, was rushed to an area hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests or citations have been issued at this time, though the accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
According to 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.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG’s team of pedestrian accident lawyers 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 Phoenix 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.