Man Killed by Van in Flagstaff Pedestrian Accident
From the time we are taught how to drive, we are told that we need to approach this activity defensively so that we can learn to anticipate the actions of others. Establishing this mindset will allow people to avoid serious mistakes and even more serious results. Tragically, something was amiss last weekend when a commercial van hit and killed a man in a Flagstaff pedestrian accident. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash but they have already dismissed the possibility of alcohol being a factor.
According to authorities, this fatal Flagstaff car accident occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday when 50-year-old Leroy Honyaktewa of Second Mesa was attempting to cross Route 66 and Ponderosa Parkway. As he did so, he was hit by a commercial van and was killed as a result of the injuries he suffered. The driver of the van claimed that the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and that he did not have time to react to the man's appearance in the roadway, and no determination of fault has yet been made by police.
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 violent manner is always truly tragic, and we hope that the family of the man is able to come together and to somehow work through their grief and sorrow. In addition, this 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 120 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, more information would be necessary to provide a full legal analysis of this fatal Flagstaff pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the driver of the van was at fault for the crash, it's possible that the family of the man who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against both the driver and the driver's employer. If such a lawsuit was filed and was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family 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 to a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of suffering families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.