Phoenix, AZ (December 16, 2022) – A fatal accident happened on Wednesday, December 14, in Phoenix. A 17-year-old pedestrian lost their life at an intersection just after 6:00 p.m.
The incident happened at the intersection of West Thomas Road and North 59th Avenue. Reports involving a juvenile male pedestrian and a vehicle were made to authorities who promptly responded to the scene.
The victim was identified as a 17- year-old. They were pronounced deceased on-site. Authorities indicate the victim was walking in the road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Thomas Road.
Authorities continue to investigate the details of the accident. No further information has been reported at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
When a traffic accident happens involving a pedestrian, the pedestrian usually has little to no protection. Even if you are as safe as possible, look both ways, and make eye contact with the people driving, you’re still at risk for suffering severe injuries when you travel as a pedestrian. Especially in today’s world, people choose to operate their vehicles while distracted, causing countless accidents every year.
Pedestrian collisions can happen for a multitude of reasons. Failure to follow traffic rules and speeding are two common causes of pedestrian crashes. Drivers should travel at safe and even slow speeds in areas where pedestrian travel is obviously common, such as schools, parks, and parking lots. Pedestrians who utilize crosswalks always possess the right of way, and drivers need to respect this fact.
Driver intoxication also causes numerous pedestrian collisions in the United States. Unfortunately, driving while high and drunk is common, even though drivers are totally aware that it is illegal and completely dangerous. Pedestrian crash lawyers can help you collect financial compensation if you or someone you love were struck by a vehicle while legally walking on or in close proximity to a roadway. Pedestrian accidents happen frequently in Arizona and across the United States. Sadly, many areas in Arizona are not specifically outfitted for safe pedestrian travel. Consequently, drivers are not accustomed to looking for pedestrians in these areas.
At Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, we know that losing someone you love suddenly is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can face. When a wrongful death occurs due to the reckless actions of another person, the loss can be all the more painful.
Dependants of deceased crash victims may be able to be compensated for:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of future earnings
- Medical care costs
- Punitive damages if the death was intentionally caused
Contact the Phoenix wrongful death attorneys at Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC if you have recently lost a loved one in a deadly pedestrian crash in Phoenix or another area in Arizona. You deserve to be compensated for the losses that resulted from your loved one’s accident, and we can help you file a wrongful death claim. You can reach our office by calling (602) 903-2905 to see how we can assist you in obtaining the best outcome for your case.
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