Phoenix, AZ (December 5, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in west Phoenix on December 5. Police are currently investigating the crash that happened near 35th Avenue.
According to initial reports, the wreck occurred near 35th Avenue and McDowell Road. When officers arrived at the scene, they found an injured victim lying on the road. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, lost their life at the scene.
The driver who struck the pedestrian fled the scene after the accident. Roads near the scene were closed overnight but have since reopened.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Crashes in Arizona
In the event of a traffic collision, pedestrians have little to no protection. Two tons of steel coming at any person can cause severe injuries and even death. Even if you are taking safety provisions when crossing the road, you are still able to get hurt. Now more than ever, people drive while distracted, causing hundreds of thousands of auto accidents per year.
Aside from driver distraction, pedestrian crashes happen for many reasons. Speeding and failure to adhere to traffic rules and regulations are two common reasons pedestrian crashes happen. Motorists need to drive at safe speeds in areas around parks and schools and places where people routinely travel on foot. Pedestrians who cross crosswalks always have the right-of-way, and drivers need to be respectful of this rule.
Many pedestrian crashes also involve driver intoxication. Drunk and high driving is common even though drivers are aware that it is illegal and totally dangerous. Pedestrian crash attorneys can get you the financial compensation you deserve if you or someone you love were hit by a car while legally walking on or near a roadway. Pedestrian crashes frequently happen in Arizona and throughout the country. Unfortunately, many areas of Arizona are not designed for pedestrian travel. Additionally, drivers are not used to looking out for pedestrians in these areas.
At the law offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, we know that losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. When a wrongful death happens due to another person’s reckless actions, the loss can be all the more difficult.
In order for dependents to be financially compensated in a wrongful death suit, they must be able to prove that their loved one’s death was caused by another entity or person and that they, the survivors, have suffered financial losses as a direct result.
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 the law office of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, if you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident in Phoenix or another area in Arizona. You deserve to be compensated for the losses that stem from your loved one’s crash, 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.
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.
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