Phoenix, AZ – Victor Sarinana Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-17 Frontage at 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ (November 4, 2020) – Officers with the Phoenix Police Department are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead early on Wednesday morning.
According to Sgt. Maggie Cox, officers responded just before 1:00 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report a pedestrian lying in the Interstate 17 frontage road, in an area close to 19th Avenue. Local EMTs and crews with the Phoenix Fire Department responded shortly after, but they pronounced the man dead on the scene.
The victim was identified as 31-year-old Victor Sarinana. Cox said the evidence at the scene indicates that the vehicle that hit Sarinana was a semi tractor-trailer or a type of tandem-wheeled vehicle. Officers with the Phoenix police have asked anyone with information to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. To remain anonymous, officers say witnesses or those with further information can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or for Spanish speakers, 480-TESTIGO.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
Data 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.