Phoenix, AZ – Teenage Girl Identified as Hit-and-Run Victim on I-10 at Watson
Phoenix, AZ (June 14, 2020) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department have identified a 16-year-old found dead on Interstate 10 in late May.
Per reports from authorities, police found the body of the 16-year-old in the median of the freeway near Watson Road on May 22. Spokeswoman Donna Rossi said that the teenager had been listed as a missing or runaway juvenile by the Mesa Police Department since December.
Rossi said police believe the teenage girl was the victim of a hit-and-run. The accident remains under investigation, and officers say that tips can be submitted to the Phoenix or Buckeye Police Department.
Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family at this time.
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, Interstate 10 claims one of the highest rates of deadly accidents.
These accidents can 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.
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.