Tempe, AZ – Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at Malibu Dr & Oak St
Tempe, AZ (October 20, 2019) – A burglary suspect rammed a Tempe Police Department SUV and struck a police officer early Sunday morning.
According to police reports, officers were conducting an investigation near Malibu Drive and Oak Street around 4:30 a.m. when they witnessed a vehicle burglary in progress. Officer Aaron Levi said that officers attempted to contact the person, or people, inside a silver van related to the burglary. At that time, the driver of the van rammed into an officer’s vehicle and also hit the officer.
No serious injuries were reported, though the officer had to be treated at the scene by local paramedics. The driver then fled and their van was later found abandoned about 10 miles away. The van was located in Phoenix, near 7th Street and Broadway Road.
No suspect has been identified, and the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured officer in hopes of a quick recovery.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
More than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year. And several of those crashes are hit-and-run collisions, where victims are struck and sometimes seriously injured by vehicles. Oftentimes, distracted or impaired drivers are responsible for these serious incidents.
Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. However, victims and their families can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a hit-and-run accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law 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 attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 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.