Phoenix, AZ – Young Boy Killed & Three Injured in Two-Car Crash at Central Ave & Watkins St
Phoenix, AZ (December 17, 2020) – A young boy has died and three other children sustained serious injuries following a crash involving two vehicles in south Phoenix on Wednesday evening.
Emergency crews responded to the accident on Central Avenue and Watkins Street, which is located just south of Interstate 17, shortly after 5:30 p.m.
Phoenix police officers learned a 14-year-old boy was driving one of the vehicles, a Hyundai, at the time of the accident. He failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with an SUV in the intersection.
Phoenix police said that the Hyundai had a total of six children inside the vehicle, all ranging from 9 to 15 years old. Four of the children were sitting in the backseat and not wearing seatbelts. Police say that a 12-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital in extremely critical condition but later died from his injuries. A 9-year-old boy also suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization. Two of the other children in the vehicle were transported to the hospital, though first responders say they sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the SUV was not injured, and police are in contact with the registered owner of the Hyundai. The accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
Over the last several years, Arizona had one of the highest rates of multi-vehicle crashes in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In fact, Arizona had one of the highest fatality rates in the country as a result of multi-car crashes in 2016 alone, going on to record several hundred deaths by the end of the year.
By the end of each calendar year for the past decade, almost 1,000 fatalities have been seen statewide as a result of these serious car accidents. It’s clear that when it comes to these crashes, victims and their families are paying a steep price as a result of other drivers’ negligence.
Whether it’s painful long-term injuries and trauma or even emotional distress and financial insecurity that may last for years to come, wrecks result in tragic consequences for both victims and their families. Occasionally, fatal accidents leave victims’ grieving families to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. Thankfully, those affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that occurred as a result of the negligent actions of another driver.
At ELG, our skilled team of Arizona injury accident lawyers specializes in fighting for victims and their families.
In fact, 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. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case.
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Our skilled Arizona injury lawyers at ELG are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys available valley-wide in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com/contact 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.