Pedestrian in Tempe Struck by Fleeing SUV

439.jpg Everyone is a pedestrian at one point or another. Even if you follow every possible rule, cross only at marked crosswalks, double check for traffic in both directions, and wear reflective clothing at night, you may not be safe from becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident in Phoenix if motorists in the area act in a negligent manner. Every year, thousands of collisions occur and leave pedestrians hurt because one or more individuals involved made a mistake, failed to pay attention, or otherwise acted recklessly, leaving victims to deal with the fallout of these accidents.

The victims of pedestrian collisions in the Valley may need medical help and may incur associated expenses for treatment. Other victims may be forced to miss time from work as they recover from their damages and return to their pre-injury states. Most accident victims must deal with pain and suffering caused by their accidents. Though these issues cannot be erased, the victims of these crashes may be entitled to financial compensation to cover their losses even if an at-fault driver does not receive a ticket in a crash. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who practices in Phoenix may help you understand your legal options if you have been hurt in a collision while a pedestrian.

Police in Tempe were alerted to a pedestrian accident yesterday near Scottsdale Road and McKellips. When they responded, the pedestrian involved was present but the vehicle, believed to be a red SUV, allegedly fled the scene without checking on the pedestrian or providing information to police. Witnesses reported that the driver slowed down initially after the impact but then left the scene, traveling at a speed that may have been above the speed limit.

The current condition of the pedestrian remains unknown at this time and it is not clear whether the driver of the SUV, who has yet to be identified, was injured in the accident. Tempe police are looking for a red SUV with front end damage, possibly a Dodge Durango, and are asking anyone with information on this incident to report it.

Police are still investigating the accident and trying to determine all the factors that led to the collision occurring. At this time, they believe the pedestrian may have been crossing outside of a crosswalk at the time; it is not clear why the driver of the SUV fled the scene.

If you have been victimized in a pedestrian accident in Tempe, Phoenix, or the rest of the Valley, the legal team at Abels & Annes, P.C. is standing by now to take your call and provide you with a free case consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 to take your call. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and everything discussed will be kept confidential.

If your loved one has lost his or her life in a pedestrian accident, you may have the right to seek a recovery for your loss, though no amount of compensation can ever be considered adequate in a case where a loved one dies.

If you have been hurt in an accident, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyers Settle Claim on behalf of Client for $112,000, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 7, 2014.

Resource:

Pedestrian injured in Tempe hit and run crash, by Brian Pryor, Fox 10 Phoenix, published August 8, 2014.