A Woman And Child Are Dead After Hit-And-Run
We do not like to bring you tragic stories like this, but we do so because it gives us a chance to highlight the dangers that pedestrians face around the roadways.
It happened a few weeks ago near 16 Street and Broadway Road. Witnesses said an older model SUV was traveling northbound when it struck a woman and child. The child, a 3-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital where he later died. The 52-year-old woman died on the scene.
The driver fled from the accident in his vehicle and, as of this writing, has not yet been apprehended.
Pedestrians face so many dangers on and around the roadways. One of the main problems is that drivers just do not pay enough attention to their surroundings.
Do you know what to do if you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian accident? When you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Phoenix, you can count on Lorona Mead.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in or around the roadways, yet most people do not think of the dangers when they set out on foot.
Many people enjoy walking for some fresh air. Others jog to get in their exercise.
Some people walk because it is the only way they have to get from place to place.
No matter your reason for walking, drivers should be vigilant of pedestrians. For the latest reporting year in Arizona, there were 226 pedestrians killed and 1,510 pedestrians injured in accidents.
When it comes to pedestrians, they have no protection against the force of a vehicle. How can a human body compete with a vehicle that weights thousands of pounds, especially when it is moving at a high rate of speed?
The results of an impact are devastating. Remember, the human body is going to get impacted twice – once with the vehicle and once with the ground.
Injuries from pedestrian accidents tend to be devastating.
We are talking about spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, major internal complications, and more. These injuries can see medical bills quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix.
Will your insurance cover these expenses? What if you are no longer able to work?
As you saw in the story above, all too often the result of pedestrian accidents is death.
What To Do Now
Do not wait to seek legal assistance if you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident and you believe it was due to someone else’s negligence. We know how scary these accidents can be and they can leave you with high medical bills. If you have to miss work, the lost income could devastate your family.
At Lorona Mead, we want to help you get back on your feet by holding those responsible for the accident accountable. We will work to recover compensation for your accident-related injuries. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-388-1025.