Surprise, AZ (June 25, 2022) – A serious traffic accident happened in Surprise on the afternoon of June 25. Responders were sent to the crash scene at around 3:40 p.m. after receiving calls concerning the incident.
According to information from reports, the wreck occurred on West Greenway Road near Reems Road and involved a bicyclist. What led up to the collision remains under police investigation at this time.
Emergency crews including police and paramedics were seen assisting at the wreck site. The bicyclist was treated by paramedics, however, it remains unclear whether they were transported to the hospital for further care.
The identity of the injured victim has not currently been reported.
Police in Surprise continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Arizona Pedestrian Accidents
Approximately 4,500 people sustain injuries in traffic collisions in Arizona per month, or around 150 every day. A percentage of these are pedestrians: people who choose to walk, or ride their bikes, or people in motorized wheelchairs or scooters. According to information provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona is the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrian travel. In 2017, 226 people were killed in pedestrian collisions in the Grand Canyon State. This is equal to a rate of about 1.61 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people. This is more than double the national average, which is 0.8 per 100,000. Almost three times as many men were killed in pedestrian collisions in Arizona than women in 2017.
Pedestrians are often more severely injured in traffic collisions, and for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, not every driver can be trusted. A large percentage of people choose to drive negligently, i.e., while intoxicated, fatigued, or simply distracted. Negligent driving is punishable by fines and sometimes jail time depending on the severity of the incident. More than 95% of the traffic wrecks that occur in Arizona and throughout the United States are caused by negligent drivers.
Pedestrians who are injured in traffic collisions have the option to collect compensation if the driver is found to be at least 51% responsible. Financial compensation can help you cover costs related to your wreck, like medical care costs, vehicle repairs or replacement, and much more. The best and most effective way to go about getting this compensation is to hire a personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer in Surprise can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation. More than 8,000 auto accidents are reported each month in Arizona or approximately 98,000 every year. This is equal to around 268 wrecks that happen each day. Usually, people injured in these collisions have to spend days, weeks, or even months in the hospital recovering. While stuck there, they may have to undergo invasive surgeries and other medical procedures that can be exhausting and expensive.
Unfortunately, throughout the United States, pedestrian collisions happen at an alarming rate. Over 7,000 people lose their lives in these accidents every year. At the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, we can help you get the money you need to pay for all of the costs related to your collision if you have been injured in a pedestrian crash. We will build a solid claim on your behalf so you’re able to get your life back to normal as quickly and seamlessly as possible. It is our professional goal to get all of our injured clients all the help they need and deserve after being hurt by the negligence of another person.
Our team has decades of experience helping people like you make full recoveries after they suffer injuries because of another person’s negligent actions. Our lawyers can be reached at 602-903-2905. Contact our law firm to get started on your path to financial recovery.
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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.