Scottsdale, AZ – 2-Year-Old Boy Hit & Killed at Hayden Rd & Royal Palm Rd
Scottsdale, AZ (March 7, 2020) – Officers from the Scottsdale Police Department are investigating a crash that left a child dead on Saturday.
According to authorities, the crash involving a child happened near Hayden Road and Royal Palm Road, located near Indian School Road, in Scottsdale. Scottsdale police officers say that a 28-year-old woman was driving in the area when she lost control of her car, jumping onto a curb. At that time, a child on the curb was hit by the woman’s vehicle.
Police say the 2-year-old boy and his parents were walking on the sidewalk at the time of the accident. The child was rushed to a hospital via ambulance, but he was later pronounced dead. Police say that witnesses on the scene performed CPR before emergency crews arrived.
Scottsdale police officers say that the boy’s parents were not hurt in the crash. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the officers. Police say speed and impairment were not factors in the crash, though the accident remains under investigation.
We offer our deepest condolences to the victim‘s family at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Car accidents nationwide are responsible for one pedestrian death every two hours. And when it comes to pedestrian fatalities across the country, reports from the Governors Highway Safety Association state that Arizona is top of the list. In fact, authorities say there has been a 35 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in Arizona over the past 10 years.
Due to the nature of these crashes, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re following traffic laws or using a crosswalk. If they survive, victims are left with severe physical and emotional trauma, including high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and lost wages. Oftentimes, victims succumb to their injuries in the aftermath of an accident, leaving their grieving families to pick up the pieces.
However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of car accident lawyers is aggressive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 321-0566 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after a pedestrian accident.
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