Phoenix, AZ- UPDATE: Bradley Gowdy Charged in Injurious Wreck at 7th Ave & Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ (November 9, 2019) – A DUI suspect allegedly responsible for a multi-vehicle hit-and-run accident was arrested this weekend, according to court documents.
According to officials from the Phoenix Police Department, they responded to a multi-vehicle accident near 7th Avenue and Thomas Road on November 2nd. Witnesses reportedly told police that an older model Toyota Highlander ran a red light, struck another car and continued to drive down the road, fleeing from the scene of the crash.
Shortly after the accident occurred, a citizen alerted an officer near 24th Street and Indian School Road, saying that a man stumbled out of an SUV with severe front-end damage. The man, 57-year-old Bradley Colin Gowdy, was reportedly identified by the victim as the man who struck his vehicle and left the scene.
Police say Gowdy was driving on a suspended license and had a blood alcohol content of .20. He has been charged with extreme DUI in the incident. Injuries were reported in the initial collision, though police say that victims are recovery.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Crashes in Arizona
The latest accident report from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that the state had more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, countless injuries resulted from these wrecks. At least 37,000 of the accidents involved two or more seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization. Furthermore, many of these wrecks are caused by distracted or impaired drivers.
Those who sustain crash injuries often have to cope with both physical and emotional trauma. Wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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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.