Across Arizona, many kids are out of school right now on summer break. With free time during the day, kids are going to friends’ houses, swimming, and participating in summer camps. Often, children in Phoenix are getting around by riding bicycles with their friends or even with their families.
Most of the time, bikes are a great way for children to get around. Unfortunately, though, bicycle accidents involving children happen every year in the Valley and many of these crashes result in serious injuries or even death. When an accident with a car, truck, or bus occurs and it is caused in whole or in part by the negligence of a driver involved, the victim of that crash, including a minor and/or the minor’s family, may be entitled to seek relief for their loses. Medical bills, pain and suffering, and even permanency of injuries can be compensated through the use of a civil claim. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if your child has been injured in a collision.
Police in Phoenix responded to the scene of an accident between an 8-year-old boy and a vehicle on Wednesday night around 9:00 pm. The child, who was on a bicycle at the time, was reportedly riding near the intersection of Broadway and 27th Avenue when a driver in her 30s allegedly struck the boy with her car.
Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the boy to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition. Doctors attended to the boy through the night but unfortunately the extent of his injuries was too severe and the child died on Thursday morning.
Police spoke with the driver while still at the scene of the accident. Though the investigation is still ongoing, police believe that the child may not have stopped at a stop sign before entering the intersection, leading to the collision with the vehicle. It is not clear whether anyone involved will be ticketed in the crash.
An accident that leaves a child injured is always tragic and can affect an entire family for decades. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we understand that the last thing you need to worry about is the legal legwork that can occur following a crash.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. only represent the victims of injuries and never insurance companies. We offer a free case consultation to all those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and there is no obligation on your part for speaking with us. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If your child has been hurt in an accident, call us today and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
9 Cars Involved in Chain Reaction Crashes in Tempe, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 9, 2014.
8-year-old boy on bike dies after hit by car, Fox 10 News, published July 10, 2014.