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Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Woman in Critical Condition After Crash at 43rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Woman in Critical Condition After Crash at 43rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ (November 1, 2019) – Phoenix police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run incident that left one woman in critical condition on Thursday.

The incident occurred around 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, when a vehicle traveling northbound along 43rd Avenue hit the pedestrian as she crossed in the middle of the block, according to reports from the Phoenix Police Department.

The vehicle was described as a blue car that fled the scene and drove northbound after the crash occurred. The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Phoenix police, though her identity was not released.

Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said officers found a wheelchair at the scene but couldn’t immediately determine whether the woman was sitting in the wheelchair when she was struck. The Arizona Department of Transportation said the north and southbound lanes of 43rd Avenue between Indian School Road and Clarendon Avenue were closed while authorities continued their investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Injurious Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - UPDATE: Woman in Critical Condition After Crash at 43rd AveA considerably higher rate of pedestrian fatalities occurs in Phoenix than throughout the country at large. In fact, fatal accidents involving pedestrians in Phoenix have risen by 125 percent over the last 10 years.

Due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims often suffer serious long-term injuries and costly medical bills, as well as job loss or even death. But those affected by these serious incidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle 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.