Arrest Made in Phoenix Hit-and-Run Accident
When Arizona hit-and-run accidents occur, they often lead to extensive investigations that can take weeks or even months to complete. Tragically, a Phoenix hit-and-run accident occurred over the weekend, but at least it can be said that witnesses helped police track the driver involved in the crash so that he could be apprehended and arrested quickly. Unfortunately, that doesn't change the result that a woman was killed in a violent Phoenix car accident that will clearly lead to serious criminal charges.
According to the authorities, this Phoenix car accident occurred on Sunday at 12:15 p.m. when 54-year-old Sherri Lin May was driving her BMW in a westbound direction on Indian School Road when she was hit by the driver of a Toyota Corolla who had been traveling in a northbound direction on 16th Street. The Toyota was reportedly moving at a high rate of speed and could have run through a red light, and after the crash the unidentified driver attempted to flee on foot. As stated above, he was apprehended, but Ms. May died in surgery after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
While we are glad that the driver involved in this alleged Phoenix hit-and-run accident was not able to escape, we would still like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed. This loss is a true tragedy that could have been avoided. In addition, this Phoenix car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 65,000 people are injured and more than 1,000 people are killed in these occurrences.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, the man involved in this Phoenix hit-and-run accident will face serious criminal charges. However, he could also face an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the woman who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If a case is filed and it's successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and their loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been holding those responsible for these tragic losses accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.