Phoenix, AZ (June 07, 2022) – A pedestrian was left in critical condition after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 7th.
The woman, who remains unidentified, was walking in the area of Camelback Road and 51st Avenue when she was hit by an SUV at about 4:30 a.m.
She was transferred to a regional hospital in extremely critical condition.
The police conducted an investigation, closing down 51st Avenue between Camelback Road and Campbell Avenue.
No additional information has been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Critical Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Arizona has the largest percentage of pedestrian fatalities in the United States. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported that, in the first half of 2016, Arizona had a total of 4.1 fatalities for every 100,000 residents. It goes without saying that pedestrians in Arizona are in danger, but some are more at risk than others.
In Phoenix, the types of pedestrians at the greatest risk of being struck by a vehicle are:
- Runners and joggers
- Parents pushing strollers
- Young children
Additionally, pedestrians texting or wearing headphones might not be as mindful of their surroundings and are, therefore, have a higher chance of being involved in an accident. Drivers, however, are required to show pedestrians the highest duty of care at all times. Just because a walker was listening to music or pushing a baby stroller at the time of the incident doesn’t mean they are innately to blame.
In the event of an accident, pedestrians have nothing to keep them safe. They are completely exposed, making them subject to sustaining catastrophic and even deadly injuries when they come into contact with a vehicle.
If you were hurt or your family member died at the hands of a negligent driver, call our Arizona pedestrian injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a no-strings-attached assessment of your potential case 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.