Tempe, AZ – Emmanuel Espino Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash at Fourth St
Tempe, AZ (May 26, 2020) – Officers from the Tempe Police Department have identified the man accused in a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman to the hospital over the weekend.
Per reports from the TPD, the suspect, Emmanuel Chavarria Espino, faces charges of DUI, felony hit-and-run, and aggravated assault. Authorities say that the accident happened on Sunday around 11:45 p.m., near Fourth Street and Mill Avenue, which is located in the heart of downtown Tempe.
Police say that a 21-year-old woman was crossing the street when she was hit by Espino, who was operating a gray-silver passenger car. Police say Espino then left the scene after hitting the woman.
The woman was transported to the hospital in serious condition, though she is expected to survive. Police say that Espino contacted the Tempe Police Department several hours after the collision and confessed to the hit-and-run.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in Phoenix
According to recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, hit-and-run crashes are on the rise across the state of Arizona. Authorities say that several of the nearly 30,000 collisions that occurred in Arizona last year were hit-and-run accidents. These collisions, oftentimes caused by distracted or impaired drivers, mean tragic consequences for victims and their families.
Victims may succumb to the injuries they sustained in a hit-and-run accident, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. However, those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a hit-and-run accident.
The Arizona auto accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 877-3600 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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.