Phoenix, AZ (September 29, 2022) – Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on the morning of September 30, emergency responders were sent to the scene of a pedestrian accident in Phoenix.
One person was injured in a pedestrian crash that happened on 27th Avenue near Bethany Home Road. The cause of the incident remains under investigation by local police at this time.
EMTs and police officers were seen helping the injured victim and investigating the details of the incident. It appears that one person was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 27th and Bethany Home Road.
The injured party was transported to an area hospital where they received emergency medical attention. Their name has not been released at this time.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. No other details concerning the accident have been released.
Arizona Auto Accidents
Driving a vehicle comes with an imminent risk that you could be involved in a crash. The majority of the car accidents that happen in the United States are caused by driver negligence, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Roughly 4 out of 5 car accidents in the United States are the result of the actions of a negligent driver. Driver negligence causes more car accidents than inclement weather and vehicle malfunctions combined.
Things like driver distraction, intoxication, and distraction lead to millions of vehicle accidents every single year. These accidents injure and take the lives of thousands of people. In Arizona, currently, the leading cause of auto accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving causes approximately 10% of all auto accidents in the United States. Though it may seem harmless to check your phone for a second while behind the wheel, it is actually extremely careless, reckless, and dangerous.
The death rate related to auto collisions in the United States is 12.4 deaths per 100,000 individuals. This is equal to approximately double the fatality rate for other developed countries. Approximately two million drivers sustain injuries that lead to permanent disabilities every year. Additionally, approximately 4.4 million people will suffer injuries so severe they end up in the hospital. These collisions cause the United States approximately 8 billion dollars a year.
The top ten causes of car accidents in the United States are currently:
- Distracted driving: More than 1,000 people are injured in distracted-driving-related incidents per day in the United States.
- Running red lights: Red light runners almost always end up in a car accident with drivers coming from opposing directions.
- Speeding: Speeding has contributed to at least 25% of all car crashes in the US since 2009.
- Reckless driving: Tailgating, ignoring traffic signals, and erratically changing speeds are all extremely hazardous and are sure ways to cause a wreck.
If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries and losses. A Phoenix car accident lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation so you can cover the costs related to your accident. The CDC reports that a traffic crash resulting in an ER visit costs almost $4,000. The cost of hospitalization for these injuries is more than $56,000.
At the law office of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, one of our skilled attorneys can help you get a good portion of the money back that you lost paying for expensive vehicle repairs, lost wages, and other expenses that stemmed from your wreck. 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.