Phoenix, AZ – Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Crash at 51st Ave & Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ (November 3, 2019) – A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in west Phoenix on Saturday evening.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the collision happened near 51st Avenue and Camelback Road around 4:20 p.m. Authorities say that the 30-year-old pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk on Camelback Road when he was struck by an SUV traveling northbound on 51st Avenue. Phoenix paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the incident occurred and transported the man to the hospital via ambulance, where he remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained at scene and impairment does not appear to be a factor, per a report from Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune. However, the driver was issued a citation for several traffic violations, and the crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a quick recovery.
Injurious Pedestrian Accidents in Phoenix
Per a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. And 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. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, the number of crashes involving pedestrians overall has risen by more than 1,000 between 2016 and 2018.
Furthermore, these accidents often result in more serious injuries. Victims may be left with exorbitant 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 Law’s team of auto 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 crash that occurred through no fault of your own. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 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.