Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Kathleen Watson Killed in Airport Crash at 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ (January 2, 2020) – A woman from Green Valley has died after an airport shuttle crash in Phoenix on December 31.
Phoenix police responded to the intersection of 32nd Street and Washington Street for a two-vehicle collision around 10:00 p.m. Officers say that the airport shuttle involved was traveling northbound on 32nd Street approaching Washington Street, when it was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Washington Street.
In addition to the driver, there were two passengers in the shuttle. All three were transported to the hospital, where one of the passengers, 75-year-old Kathleen Watson from Green Valley, was pronounced deceased after being in critical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 49-year-old male, remained at the scene. He failed to stop for the red light, according to authorities. Impairment and failure to stop for the red light are factors in this collision, though the investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kathleen Watson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Arizona
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country last year. And for the first six months of 2016, Arizona had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 residents, reporting almost 200 pedestrian deaths total by the end of the year.
Victims and their families suffer serious consequences after these pedestrian accidents. From long-term physical problems and medical bills for victims to emotional trauma or financial difficulties for grieving families, pedestrian accidents result in devastating, unforeseen circumstances. However, victims can contact an attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation 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.