Scottsdale, AZ – Austin Dallman Killed in Pedestrian Accident at N 128th St
Scottsdale, AZ (August 7, 2020) – Police have identified a skateboarder who was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Scottsdale on Thursday.
Per reports from the Scottsdale Police Department, the victim in the accident was identified as 18-year-old Austin Dallman. Fire rescue units and police officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident around midnight on Thursday. Per reports from responding rescue authorities, the crash occurred at North 128th Street and East Shea Boulevard.
According to Scottsdale police spokesman Sgt. Ben Hoster, detectives believe that Dallman was riding his skateboard westbound, crossing mid-block at Shea Boulevard, when a car traveling in the same direction struck him.
Scottsdale EMTs responded to the accident shortly after it occurred, though Dallman was pronounced dead at the scene, Hoster said. Hoster further noted that the driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police determined speed and impairment weren’t factors in the crash, though the investigation into the accident is still ongoing. It’s unclear if the other driver involved sustained injuries in the accident, and their identity has not yet been revealed.
Hoster said that traffic in the area was restricted near 35th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue for most of Tuesday afternoon while police conducted their investigation and cleared the scene.
Our condolences go out to the family of Austin Dallman. Our thoughts go out to any injured victims and their families in hopes of a fast recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from authorities with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona consistently claims a higher pedestrian death rate compared to the rest of the United States. In fact, nearly 300 pedestrians were killed in Arizona in 2017 alone, translating to a rate of 1.61 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. With these numbers, Arizona’s pedestrian-fatality rate is more than double the national average, which is 0.8 per 100,000.
It’s clear that fatal pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in Arizona. And when it comes to fatal accidents and pedestrian incidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath. After a pedestrian accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma.
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