Woman Arrested After Fatal Phoenix Hit-and-Run Accident
Riding a bicycle is a regular occurrence in Phoenix, and those who spend time on the city's streets understand that bicyclists are a regular sight. Unfortunately, there are times when bicyclists are harmed because of mistakes made by motorists who are navigating much larger vehicles. Tragically, one man paid the ultimate price for some sort of mistake recently, as he was killed in a Phoenix bicycle accident that became a hit-and-run investigation for a short period of time.
The latest fatal Phoenix bicycle accident occurred on Sunday at 4:30 a.m. when an unidentified 53-year-old man was moving in a westbound direction near 48th and Van Buren streets. Suddenly, the man was hit by a Chevrolet being driven by Lora Lynn Muton. The man was killed at the scene, and the driver attempted to flee the scene but was quickly apprehended at 3700 E. Van Buren Street. Police believe that alcohol could be a factor in this crash, and the investigation is continuing.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Receiving this type of horrifying news is something that no one should ever have to experience. In addition, this fatal Phoenix bicycle accident will now become part of the statistics regarding Arizona bicycle accidents overall. Every year, there are almost 2,000 such crashes that lead to almost 1,700 injuries and to approximately two dozen deaths, and these numbers have held steady for several years.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
The woman faces serious charges that include charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision. In addition, she could be on the receiving end of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit that's filed by the man's family. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, the family could be awarded damages that compensate them for medical, funeral and burial costs as well as lost income and loss of companionship depending on the specific facts of the situation.
If you have lost someone you love to a negligent or reckless driver, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been successfully defending the rights of suffering families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.