Glendale Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures Woman
Pedestrians generally understand the risks involved with crossing a road, and those risks tend to rise when doing so in the dark. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend got off to a troubling start for the area when a woman was hit and critically injured in a Glendale pedestrian accident last night. Police are beginning their investigation of the incident, but at this point no names have been released. The crash caused enough damage that officials had to close the road where it happened to properly clear the scene.
According to authorities, the latest Glendale pedestrian accident occurred last night after dark when an unidentified woman was attempting to cross 59th Avenue between Bell Road and Paradise Lane. As she did so, she was struck by what's been described as a white truck. She was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police did not say who was at fault for this Arizona pedestrian accident, nor did they indicate whether or not charges will be filed.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to extend our sincere hope that the woman who was hit is able to survive her injuries and to make a full recovery quickly. News like this at a time like this will certainly be difficult for those close to her to handle. In addition, this Glendale pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such accidents occur, and these crashes lead to more than 1,400 injuries and to 10 fatalities every month.
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, more information would be needed to discern whether the pedestrian who was hit has a case to make under Arizona personal injury law. If she was crossing with the light and in a crosswalk, it's possible that she could initiate such a filing against the driver. If such a case was filed and was successful, she could recover damages that compensate her for her medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering. Once again, though, the situation will turn on who was at fault.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you need to seek the help of Phoenix personal injury lawyers who have been successfully defending and enforcing the rights of those harmed for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.