Australian Man Killed in Gruesome Phoenix Pedestrian Accident
Arizona welcomes tourists from all over the world every year. The state is home to many attractions, and its proximity to these attractions always keeps people coming. Unfortunately, not every visitor to the state leaves unscathed. Tragically, an Australian man paid the ultimate price for a mistake made by a driver last night as he was hit and immediately killed in a Phoenix pedestrian accident. The scene as described by police was nothing short of horrifying, and the man who was driving in the accident claims to have suffered from a medical condition.
According to police, the latest fatal Phoenix pedestrian accident occurred last night at approximately 9 p.m. last night as the Diamondbacks game was ending. The person who was killed, a 29-year-old man of Australia, was crossing Camelback Avenue near the intersection with 7th Avenue on his way back to his hotel. The victim was in the country with a tour group of about 50 people. Suddenly a driver moving at an estimated 90 miles per hour in an SUV came speeding through the crosswalk and hit the victim. The SUV never hit the brakes, and continued on to hit other vehicles and a fence before coming to rest and bursting into flames. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First, we'd like to extend our condolences to the family of the victim. This is the sort of news from far away that no one should ever have to receive, and we hope that the family is able to somehow overcome the grief and sorrow that will certainly follow. In addition, this Phoenix pedestrian accident will also only add to the statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents overall. Every year, more than 1,500 Arizona pedestrian accidents occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and more than 150 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Even though the victim was a citizen of Australia, he still has legal rights in Arizona because he was harmed here. If the family decides to file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit, it's possible that they could recover damages for funeral, medical and burial expenses as well as damages for loss of income, loss of companionship, emotional distress and other forms of compensation.
If this situation is all too familiar and you've lost someone you love, seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been successfully fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.