Taking a walk on a sidewalk on a Sunday morning is something that millions of people across the United States do on a regular basis. When people take part in this activity, few if any consider the fact that every vehicle that passes by must follow relevant traffic laws in order to avoid a serious problem. Tragically, something went terribly wrong on Sunday when two people who were walking on a sidewalk were hit and killed in a Scottsdale pedestrian accident that is still being investigated by the police.
According to the authorities, this fatal Scottsdale pedestrian accident occurred on Sunday at approximately 10 a.m. when a 51-year-old male and his 50-year-old wife, both residents of Alaska and in town for a church retreat, were walking in a southbound direction on Scottsdale Road just north of Jackrabbit Road. Just then the driver of a GMC SUV lost control of the vehicle, ran up onto the sidewalk and crashed into the couple. They were both killed at the scene, and police at this point have ruled out drugs or alcohol as factors in the crash.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the people who were killed. Losing two lives in such a random manner is truly a tragedy. In addition, this fatal Scottsdale pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur. These collisions lead to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month somewhere in the state.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate and the people who were killed in this Scottsdale pedestrian accident were simply walking on a sidewalk when they were killed, then it 's possible that the family of the people who were lost could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. If such a lawsuit was filed and it was successful for the family, they could be awarded damages that compensate them 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 Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting successfully on behalf of grieving families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.