10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Phoenix Hit-and-Run Accident
Phoenix pedestrian accidents usually lead to serious injuries or worse, but when a driver involved in such a crash flees the scene afterward, it only adds to the confusion, stress and general feeling of suffering for those who were either involved or affected. Tragically, this is likely what is occurring with the grieving family of a 10-year-old boy who was hit and killed in a Phoenix hit-and-run accident last night. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the driver involved in the incident to come forward so that their investigation can move quickly.
According to authorities, this fatal Phoenix hit-and-run accident occurred last night as 10-year-old Raul Osorio was crossing the street at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Glendale Avenue. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital after the crash, but he did not survive the injuries he suffered. Witnesses described the vehicle involved as a white pickup truck, and police have asked the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching that description with damage to its body.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the boy who was killed. Losing a child is the worst experience anyone could imagine, and we hope that the driver involved in this Phoenix hit-and-run accident is brought to justice soon. In addition, this Phoenix pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur, leading to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, if or when the driver involved in this Phoenix hit-and-run accident is apprehended, he or she will face serious criminal charges. In addition, it's possible that the family of the boy who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it's possible that the family could be awarded damages that compensate them for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their other forms of loss that include companionship and emotional distress.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting on behalf of suffering families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group, Arizona's Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.