Phoenix, AZ (November 22, 2022) – Phoenix police responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Monday, November 21st.
Officials say the hit-and-run crash took place on Grand Avenue, in the area of Indian School Road and 35th Avenue, at about 7:00 p.m.
Reports show that the victim was walking along Grand Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northwest. The pedestrian, identified only as an adult male, died at the scene. According to officials, the driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without rendering aid.
The pedestrian’s name is being withheld pending family notification.
This incident is under police investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in Arizona
Unfortunately, being a pedestrian comes with an inherent risk that you could be injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver.
The primary causes of Arizona pedestrian accidents are:
- Running stop lights: Ignoring a stop light is extremely risky due to the fact that those with the right of way are already in the intersection. This increases your chances of hitting more than one vehicle.
- Reckless driving: Reckless drivers are dangerous and unpredictable. Hazardous driving maneuvers such as not using turn signals, cutting off other drivers, ignoring traffic signs and signals, following too closely, and changing speeds erratically are all examples of reckless driving.
- Speeding: It’s normal to feel rushed when you’re going somewhere, particularly if you are running late. Exceeding the speed limit, however, has consequences that are potentially far worse than arriving late. Every year since 2009, speeding has been a contributing factor in at least 25% of all auto accidents in the United States.
- Distracted driving: If you’ve ever been a busy driver, you know what it’s like to feel pressured to answer your phone or respond to a text. Multi-tasking while driving may seem harmless. However, over 1,000 people are injured in distracted driving-related incidents per day in the United States.
If you or a loved one were injured by a negligent driver, you are entitled to be financially compensated for the injuries and other damages associated with the accident. A Phoenix pedestrian accident attorney can help you successfully file a personal injury claim for compensation.
At the law offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, one of our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you get the money you need to cover your expensive medical bills, property damage, and other losses arising from your accident.
Our team of trusted attorneys works hard to help our injured clients recover full and fair compensation. You can reach our office at (602) 903-2905. Contact our law firm today to get started on your own path to financial recovery.
Note: Our writers have used outside and secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include local and state police accident reports, news and social media outlets, as well as eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is incorrect, please contact our firm right away so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post if requested.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. None of this information should be considered legal advice. Speak to legal counsel about the specifics surrounding your injury accident. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business.