A man is currently being treated in a Phoenix area hospital with life-threatening injuries after being involved in a pedestrian accident. He was hit by a car on Monday evening while crossing a street on the North side of the city.
The incident occurred just west of the intersection of 19th Ave. and Union Hills Drive. The Phoenix Fire Department responded to the accident and upon arrival they found a man lying in the road. A police spokesman stated the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, but no other information was available.
There have been several accidents involving pedestrians lately in the Phoenix area. One collision unfortunately involved a three-year-old. The child was struck by a vehicle while walking with her mother. The incident occurred around 5 PM on December 28 at Central Avenue and McDowell Road. The toddler was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
In another accident, a 55-year-old pedestrian was killed crossing Yuma Road in Buckeye. The collision occurred on December 21 and the victim was transported by helicopter for medical care. However, the woman succumbed to her injuries in the hospital two days later.
According to federal statistics, Phoenix has the fourth highest percentage of pedestrian deaths out of all major cities in the United States. NYC has the highest percentage.
In Arizona, there were just over 1,500 pedestrian accidents in 2011. Unfortunately, most of these crashes resulted in injuries. These collisions led to 154 pedestrian fatalities and 1253 injuries.
While someone walking can be struck by a car in any setting, most pedestrian collisions occur in urban areas such as Phoenix where there is heavy pedestrian traffic. People on foot often find themselves sharing busy intersections with commuters, buses, taxi cabs and out-of-towners driving rental cars.
If you have been hurt after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street, it’s recommended that you contact an experienced Arizona pedestrian accident attorney for a free consultation. You may have the right to obtain monetary damages for your injuries. Pedestrian victims can recover for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other losses.
Call the attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. at 602-819-5191 if you have been injured in a Phoenix pedestrian accident. Our dedicated injury lawyers are here to help. We can answer your questions and help you effectively present your personal injury claim. Our accident lawyers will fight for you so you can receive compensation that you are entitled to. Our experienced attorneys are willing to help those who were injured in accidents throughout the Valley of the Sun.
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2011 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts for the State of Arizona, Prepared by: The Arizona Department of Transportation Intermodal Transportation Division