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Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Gary Danahy Struck & Killed on I-17

Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Gary Danahy Struck & Killed on I-17

Phoenix, AZ (October 7, 2019) – The victim of Saturday night’s fatal pedestrian accident has been identified as 52-year-old Gary M. Danahy of Phoenix.

Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 were shut down Saturday night after Danahy was struck and killed while walking along the freeway. The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. near the Glendale Avenue exit, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Danahy was walking south in the northbound lanes when he was struck. Multiple people had called authorities to report seeing him in the roadway before he was hit. It’s not clear why he was walking on the freeway at this time, though the accident remains under investigation.

Our condolences go out to the family of Gary M. Danahy at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Phoenix

More than 1,500 pedestrian-involved crashes happen in Arizona yearly, leading to more than 100 deaths across the state. And statistics show that pedestrians are more vulnerable to critical injuries or even death as a result of these accidents.

From long-term physical issues and medical costs to job loss or death, these serious incidents have tragic consequences for both victims and their families. But those affected by pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.

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.