Phoenix, AZ – Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck by Driver at 71st Ave and Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ (July 15, 2022) – On Thursday, July 14th, an employee for the Phoenix Streets Transportation Department was critically injured after being struck by a driver in Phoenix.
Police reports show that the crash occurred in the area of Encanto Boulevard and 71st Avenue when the driver of a vehicle of an unknown make and model struck a pedestrian. The driver fled the scene after the impact.
Upon their arrival, first responders transported the patient to a local hospital in critical, but stable condition.
At the time of this posting, no arrests have been made.
The incident is under police investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Rights in Arizona
Arizona has the largest rate of pedestrian deaths nationwide. A report published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association states that, in the first half of 2016, the state’s pedestrian fatality rate was 4.1 fatalities for every 100,000 pedestrians. While it is clear that Arizona pedestrians are constantly exposed to danger, some are more at-risk than others.
The types of pedestrians most prone to vehicle accidents in Arizona include:
- Parents pushing buggies, carrying babies, or walking small children
- Senior citizens and young children
Additionally, pedestrians engrossed in their smartphones or wearing earbuds are less likely to be aware of their surroundings. Due to this, they are more prone to being involved in a vehicle collision. Drivers, however, are expected to show pedestrians the highest duty of care at all times. Even if a pedestrian is listening to music or pushing a buggy at the time of the accident, this does not necessarily mean they are to blame.
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, call an Arizona pedestrian injury lawyer at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a no-obligation review of your potential personal injury claim with a member of our legal team 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.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.