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Phoenix, AZ – Pedestrian Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident at Thomas & 43rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ – Pedestrian Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident at Thomas & 43rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ (September 15, 2020) – Officers with the Phoenix Police Department are searching for a driver who hit a man who was crossing the street and then fled from the scene of the accident late Monday night.

Per reports from officers dispatched to the scene, the wreck happened around 10:15 p.m. near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road. Police said that the victim was crossing 42nd Avenue mid-block when a dark-colored SUV hit him. The driver of the SUV did not stop and left the scene.

The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital via ambulance in critical condition. He is expected to survive but sustained serious injuries. Police are reviewing nearby surveillance footage to identify the driver but have asked anyone with information to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers were asked to call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).

The Phoenix Police Department’s investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Pedestrian Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident at Thomas & 43rd AveData 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 accidents. In fact, the greater Phoenix area claims one of the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and other major thoroughfares in Arizona 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. 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.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.