Phoenix, AZ (May 20, 2022) – Early on Monday, May 16th, a woman sustained injuries after she was struck by a car in Phoenix.
According to sources, the pedestrian collision took place at about 1:00 a.m. in the area of Thomas Road and 41st Avenue. Upon their arrival, responding officers located a woman who had been hit by a vehicle, lying injured in the roadway.
Emergency Medical Technicians transported her to a local hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene after the crash.
The identity of the injured pedestrian has not been released. No additional details were provided.
The incident is under active police review.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Rights in Arizona
The state of Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States. A publication released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported that, in the first six months of 2016, the state witnessed a total of 4.1 pedestrian deaths out of every 100,000 residents. It is obvious that Arizona pedestrians are in a significant amount of danger, but some are more exposed to risk than others.
The kinds of pedestrians most likely to be hit by a motor vehicle in Phoenix are:
- Joggers and runners
- Parents walking small children or pushing strollers
- Young children and the elderly
In addition, pedestrians who are wearing headphones or texting may not be as conscious of their surroundings and, therefore, are more likely to be involved in a collision. Motorists, however, are required to show the greatest duty of care to walkers at all times. Even if a pedestrian is pushing a baby stroller or listening to music at the time of the event, this does not mean they are inherently at fault.
When an accident does occur, pedestrians have no safety features to ensure their protection. They are fully exposed to the elements, making them subject to enduring critical and even fatal injuries when they come into contact with an automobile.
There are many kinds of driver negligence, and nearly all of them have the ability to cause wrongful death, especially that of a pedestrian. Deadly crashes often happen at intersections when motorists neglect to yield at a crosswalk. Other frequent causes of wrongful deaths include drivers who are intoxicated, drivers who speed, and drivers who fail to notice pedestrians until it is too late because they are distracted or fatigued.
Through a survival action or a wrongful death claim, specific surviving members of the victim’s family, such as children, parents, and spouses, can seek compensation for damages like medical expenses, reduced earning capacity, funeral, burial, and cremation costs, and loss of companionship.
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, call our Arizona pedestrian injury lawyers 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.