Mesa Truck Crash Leaves 5-Year-Old Dead

The safety of their children is the primary concern of every parent across the nation. Whether they are watching as a child rides a bicycle or walking a kid to school, parents take on the role of defender seriously, ensuring the greatest protection to their children as possible.

But parents can only do so much to keep their children safe, and when others act in a negligent manner, injuries to children and minors may result. Whether the cause of the injury is a car accident, bus accident, pedestrian accident, or other type of incident, if the accident was caused by negligence, the child and his or her family may be entitled to financial relief. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer in the Valley who has experience representing children who have been harmed may help you understand the legal implications of your child’s accident, including whether your family may be entitled to financial relief.

Police in Mesa have confirmed the death of a five-year-old child who was hurt in a traffic accident, marking the second traffic-related death of a minor in the area in a week. Police have reported that a five-year-old girl was crossing the street near Gilbert Road and Main Street with her family at a mid-block crosswalk. A truck driven by a 43-year-old female approached the area and reportedly did not see the child, leading to a collision between the two. The girl was killed at the scene, according to local authorities, who are still investigating the cause of the crash and determining the factors that led to the impact.

The driver of the truck has been questioned in the incident. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been a factor but it is not clear whether the woman will face any other charges related to the accident. Police have noted that they are still working on this case at this time.

If your child has been injured through the actions of another, you may feel like there is nowhere to turn. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we are here to help you understand your legal options, including whether your child may be able to make a financial recovery for his or her damages.

A civil claim for injuries may help your family seek relief for the medical expenses incurred by your child, any pain and suffering that may have resulted, and the permanency of the damages, as well as any other losses that result from the crash.

At Abels & Annes, P.C., we have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. We offer a free case consultation to all injury victims without any obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential.

If your child has been hurt in an accident, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for your family’s rights.

Prior Blog Entry:

Phoenix Crash Leaves 8-Year-Old Bicyclist Dead, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 11, 2014.


Child hit and killed by truck in Mesa, Fox 10 News, published July 13, 2014.

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