Man Riding in Golf Cart Hit and Killed in Sun City West Hit-and-Run Accident
Anyone who spends any time in the Phoenix area understands that there are parts of town where people riding in golf carts is a common sight. As such, motorists are expected to take the same precautions as they would with a pedestrian or bicyclist and make sure that they provide enough room for someone in this type of vehicle to move along safely. Tragically, that did not occur on Monday when a man riding in a golf cart was hit by a motorist and killed, and the driver then fled the scene, turning the situation into a Sun City West hit-and-run accident.
According to the authorities, this Sun City West traffic accident occurred on Monday at approximately 1 p.m. when 86-year-old Leonard William Gaabo was riding in his golf cart at the intersection of Tanglewood Drive and Yosemite Drive. At that point, he was hit by the driver of what was described as a red or maroon SUV, possibly made by Jeep. Mr. Gaabo was rushed to a nearby hospital, and he fought bravely until Tuesday when he succumbed to his massive injuries. Police continue to search for the driver.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Losing a life in this manner is always tragic, and we hope that the driver involved in this Sun City West hit-and-run accident is found soon. In addition, this Sun City West car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 crashes occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
If or when the driver involved in this Sun City West hit-and-run accident is apprehended, he or she will face serious criminal charges. In addition, the driver could face an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit if the man's family decides to initiate such a filing. If a case is filed and it's successful, the family could recover 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, seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.