Phoenix, AZ – Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash on 20th St & Highland Ave
Phoenix, AZ (April 23, 2020) – A motorcyclist has died after being struck by an impaired driver in Phoenix on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department said that 23-year-old Martez Lyle Begay was traveling southbound on 20th Street near Highland Avenue with a 37-year-old male passenger. At that time, Begay collided with a 30-year-old female motorcyclist as he drove left of center to prepare to turn onto a private street, police said.
The woman on the motorcycle was taken to a hospital where she later died from her injuries. Neither Begay or his passenger was injured in the crash.
Police said Begay showed signs of impairment, so he was arrested and booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of manslaughter.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Arizona
Motorcycle wrecks have more than doubled in the past 25 years nationwide. Furthermore, crash statistics show that one in seven deaths on the road occurred on a motorcycle. And even worse is the fact that they’re on the rise across the state of Arizona.
From long-term physical issues and medical bills to job loss or even death, victims and families are left to cope with devastating circumstances after a motorcycle wreck. But the victims and their families affected by these injurious wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help. In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims get justice and a fair settlement to compensate for their damages from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our motorcycle crash attorneys at ELG have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle crashes. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own, contact our accident lawyers in Arizona at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation today.
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