Prescott, AZ – Man Struck & Injured in Pedestrian Crash at Miller Valley Rd
Prescott, AZ (July 21, 2020) – Officers with the Yavapai County and Prescott Police Departments arrested a driver after he hit and injured a man riding a scooter Monday night in Prescott.
Per reports from the scene, first responders were dispatched to the area of Iron Springs Road and Miller Valley Road around 10:30 p.m for a call about an accident between a pickup truck and a pedestrian. A press release by Prescott Police Department spokesperson Shean Hilton stated that a Prescott man, 22-year-old Nicholas Tews, was driving a pickup truck when he attempted to make a left turn and struck the driver of the scooter. The man operating the scooter, 19-year-old Logan Springs, was traveling northbound across Iron Springs Road, Hilton said.
Springs was transported by helicopter to a hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was in stable condition early Tuesday morning, according to Hilton.
Officers had Tews take standardized field sobriety tests and he exhibited signs of recent drinking or drug use, Hilton said. Authorities also conducted a search on Tews’ vehicle and discovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.
Following the accident, Tews was booked in a Yavapai County Jail on several charges, including suspicion of felony charges of misconduct involving a weapon, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and possession of other drug paraphernalia.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Reaching triple digits in several high-population areas across the state, including Phoenix, pedestrian accidents are on the rise, per information from local authorities. From Tempe to Mesa or Scottsdale and beyond, these unfortunate incidents are on the rise. Oftentimes, these serious crashes are the result of distracted or impaired driving.
After these pedestrian incidents, victims are left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and emotional trauma. That’s why it’s essential for victims and their families to speak with an Arizona personal injury attorney in their time of need.
Our Arizona attorneys at ELG have extensive experience and are fully committed to helping victims seek the justice they deserve. 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 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. At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you.
If you have been injured in a collision through no fault of your own, contact our accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 for more information. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions. Our skilled, compassionate lawyers are ready to help you and your family safeguard your legal rights following an accident.
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