Phoenix, AZ – Officer Struck by Driver Near 16th St & Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ (September 30, 2019) – An officer was hit and injured by a distracted driver in a Phoenix neighborhood on Monday morning.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the officer was struck in a neighborhood near 16th Street and Southern Avenue around 7:30 a.m. The officer was directing traffic when he was struck by the distracted driver.
Phoenix paramedics were at the scene to treat the officer, whose injuries were not considered life-threatening. The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with authorities. While an investigation is ongoing, impairment is not considered a factor in the crash.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured officer in hopes of a quick recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
More than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year. Many of those crashes are pedestrian accidents, where pedestrians are struck and often seriously injured by vehicles. Oftentimes, distracted drivers are responsible for these serious incidents.
And victims who sustain injuries in these collisions are often left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. However, victims and their families can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix for help.
The accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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.