Phoenix, AZ (August 8, 2022) – According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, one individual lost their life after being struck by a vehicle in west Phoenix late on the evening of August 7.
At around 10:45 p.m., state police were sent to the area of 75th Avenue and Interstate 10 where there had been a collision involving two vehicles. According to the findings of the investigation, the accident occurred when a pedestrian was struck as they were walking on the motorway. After being hit several more times, the individual was eventually declared dead at the site, where they had been found after emergency personnel had arrived.
The Department of Public Safety has not disclosed the identity of the individual or any other information, and it is currently unknown what the person was doing when they were on the road. There was currently no new information available.
During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the victim’s family as they mourn their loss.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Arizona
Pedestrians in Arizona are put in a precarious situation regularly, but some face a greater risk of harm than others.
In Phoenix, the following categories of pedestrians have the highest risk of being struck by a motor vehicle:
- The elderly, as well as children
- Parents who are out and about with their young children and are pushing strollers
- Joggers and runners
The fatality rate for pedestrians is the highest in the country in the state of Arizona, which is located in the United States. According to a study that was published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, there were a total of 4.1 fatalities of pedestrians in the state during the first half of 2016, and this equated to 4.1 deaths for every 100,000 citizens.
In the event that an accident does take place, pedestrians do not have any protective elements to safeguard their safety. They are completely open to the elements, which puts them at risk of catastrophic or even deadly injuries in the event that they come into touch with a car.
Pedestrians who are more likely to be engaged in an accident include those who are texting or listening to music while walking since they may not be as aware of their surroundings. However, motorists have an obligation to exercise the highest possible level of care toward pedestrians at all times.
If you were hurt as a pedestrian due to a driver’s negligence, call a pedestrian crash lawyer from Saavedra Law at (602) 753-8917 as soon as possible to schedule a no-obligation review of your potential personal injury claim with a member of our legal team. This review will be provided free of charge.
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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