Phoenix, AZ – Two Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at 40th Ave & Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ – Two Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at 40th Ave & Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ (September 28, 2020) – A man is in custody after leaving the scene of an accident that injured a mother and two children in west Phoenix on Sunday night.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department identified the suspect as 58-year-old Alfredo Enriquez. Officers say that the two-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, near 40th Avenue and Camelback Road. As Enriquez tried to turn northbound onto 41st Drive, he collided with a Honda SUV, Thompson said.

According to Phoenix fire, the 41-year-old woman who was driving the Honda SUV and her two children were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. Thompson said the two children are at an area medical center and listed in critical condition.

Enriquez fled the scene following the crash, but officers worked with a Vehicular Crimes Unit to locate the registered address for the car and were able to find him and take him into custody.

Enriquez was booked on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of leaving the scene of a serious injury traffic collision.

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

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Two Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at 40th Ave & Camelback RdData 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 wrecks. In fact, several Arizona interstates claim the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and other major thoroughfares in the greater Phoenix area 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. When victims succumb to their injuries, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces during the worst time of their lives.

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.

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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.