Phoenix, AZ (May 22, 2022) – The Phoenix Police Department has announced that the cyclist who was hit by a car on Tuesday, May 17th has died of his injuries.
Officials said that 60-year-old Ernest Keister passed away at a local hospital.
Police said that at about 7:45 p.m., they were dispatched for reports of a car striking a man on a bicycle in the 4700th block of North 51st Avenue.
Upon their arrival, responders discovered that a cyclist, later identified as Keister, had been struck by a sedan heading southbound on 51st Avenue.
Keister was located and taken immediately to a local hospital.
According to officers on the scene, the driver of the sedan stayed on the scene and waited for officers to arrive. Police do not believe that impairment played a role in this accident.
This incident is still under police investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Ernest Keister, at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in Arizona
In order to be awarded recovery for your losses in the death of a family member, a wrongful death claim can be brought by a surviving child, parent, or spouse against the responsible business, person, government entity, or any other individual that acted maliciously, negligently, or recklessly or behaved in such a manner as to cause the victim’s death.
Most commonly affiliated with deadly accidents, claims of wrongful death arise from incidents such as bicycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, car accidents, or accidents involving faulty or dangerous products.
Surviving relatives might be eligible to collect financial compensation for their extreme loss. In Arizona, some damages, such as hospital bills and lost earnings, are fairly omnipresent in wrongful death suits. Some damages, however, vary wildly because they are specific to each claim and will rest primarily on the plaintiff’s familial relationship with the victim.
If you want to understand how much compensation you and your family could be entitled to, it is important to have a dependable attorney in your corner; one who is focused on supporting and advising you every step of the way. m
The pedestrian injury lawyers at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., are dedicated to their client’s future well-being, economic stability, and full physical recovery. When people lose someone they love in a preventable collision, we do whatever it takes to bring them to account and get them justice.
For a claim to be successfully resolved, it is essential that victims hire a wrongful death attorney that will be there to advise and assist them along the way.
Our fatal pedestrian accident lawyers in Phoenix are result-oriented. Our priority is to be there in your time of need, answer all of your questions, help you avoid common blunders, and circumvent the legal barriers that often make themselves known during the claims process.
If your family member was killed in a pedestrian accident, call our Arizona personal injury lawyers at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free, no-obligation review with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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