Phoenix, AZ – Woman Injured in Pedestrian Accident at 43rd Ave & McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ (May 14, 2020) – A woman in a wheelchair was seriously injured late Tuesday night when she was hit by a car in Phoenix.
According to Sgt. Maggie Cox with the Phoenix Police Department, the 47-year-old woman was crossing the street mid-block near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road, just after 10:30 p.m., when she was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk. She was taken to a hospital via ambulance with serious injuries but is expected to recover.
Cox said the driver stayed on the scene but so far, no citations have been issued. The victim has not been identified, and the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and her family in hopes of a quick recovery.
Injurious Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation in 2018 alone, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. And in 2016, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people for the first six months of that year, going onto record nearly 200 pedestrian deaths for the year.
These serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. 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 a personal injury attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled Phoenix wrongful death lawyers at ELG are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 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.