Phoenix, AZ (August 23, 2022) – A woman was hospitalized in serious condition after she was struck by a car on Monday, August 22nd in Phoenix.
Phoenix police reported that, at about 11:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling westbound on Thomas Road in the area of 52nd Street hit a woman as she was crossing the road.
The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the car remained on the scene.
Thomas Road was shut down in both directions into the early hours of Tuesday morning as detectives investigated.
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 include runners and joggers, parents pushing buggies, or walking with small children, younger kids, and senior citizens.
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.
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, call the Arizona pedestrian injury lawyers at Saavedra Law 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.