Phoenix, AZ – Toddler Hospitalized After Drowning Accident at 34th St & Utopia Rd
Phoenix, AZ (October 23, 2020) – A toddler was transported to the hospital after he was found in a jacuzzi in Phoenix on Friday evening.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the drowning accident happened near 34th Street and Utopia Road, which is north of Union Hills Road. Firefighters who were dispatched to the scene said that the 3-year-old boy was under the water for about two minutes before a family member discovered him.
When first responders arrived at the house, the boy was coughing up water and breathing by himself. However, he was having trouble recovering and fire crews said he was in critical condition when he was transported to the hospital via ambulance. It’s unclear if there was a fence around the hot tub or who discovered him.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Drowning Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from first responders and local authorities in Arizona, Phoenix ranks number one in the country for both pool ownership and residential drowning accidents. Because those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to experience drowning, Arizona sees several injuries or deaths each year due to drowning incidents.
Plus, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children across the county. In fact, data show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown every year in America. Because pool ownership is so prevalent in the greater Phoenix area, these numbers are even grimmer in Arizona.
When it comes to these drowning incidents, tragic, unforeseen circumstances often befall both victims and their families. Victims and their families can suffer for years after the initial drowning incident due to emotional trauma and even long-term physical effects. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG’s premise liability attorneys in Arizona have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Furthermore, every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice.
At ELG, we do not cut corners, and we don’t 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. That means that you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation at any time.
The aftermath of a drowning accident can be daunting for victims and their families, but our compassionate attorneys are here to help your recovery be as smooth and stress-free as possible. Reach out to us today to schedule your no-hassle 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.