Man Hit and Killed in Flagstaff Pedestrian Accident
When people hear about how others were driving in the elements, many think of inclement weather such as snow, ice, wind, rain or anything else that makes visibility and/or maneuverability more difficult. However, the sun can also be an element that adds to the difficulty of any drive, especially when it impedes visibility for those behind the wheel. That could be what caused a fatal Flagstaff pedestrian accident Monday that took the life of a local man. Police are continuing with the investigation, but they have ruled out intoxicants as a factor for the drivers.
According to authorities, this fatal Flagstaff pedestrian accident occurred on Monday at 7:45 a.m. when 42-year-old Larry Brown of Flagstaff was crossing Butler Avenue from north to South near Agassiz Street when he was struck by a vehicle moving in an eastward direction. As a result of the initial collision, he was sent sprawling onto the road where he was run over by a second vehicle. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead soon after he arrived. Police are waiting for toxicology reports on the man who was killed before closing the investigation.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Losing a life in such a random and gruesome manner is always a tragedy. In addition, this fatal Flagstaff pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such accidents occur, leading to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities on a monthly basis.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
While more information would be necessary to complete a legal analysis of the situation, if it turns out that one or both of the drivers were at fault for this fatal Flagstaff pedestrian accident, it's possible that the family of the man who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the family that compensates 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 holding those responsible for this type of loss accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.