August 24, 2012

Multiple Hit and Run Globe Traffic Accidents Caused By Single Drunk Driver

As experienced Globe hit and run victim attorneys, we were shocked by reports from Kiko News detailing several hit and run accidents caused by one driver on July 8. The accidents happened in the afternoon on Main Street in Central Heights when a drunk driver crashed into multiple vehicles. Independent reports indicate that while some of the vehicles were parked and had no occupants, other vehicles were in motion at the time of their collisions.

The man was caught and arrested by police. No indications of the number or severity of injuries was made by police in the reports, though additional information suggests that at least one individual sustained injuries in a collision. We hope all of the people involved are doing well and that they recover soon from any and all injuries they may have suffered.

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July 16, 2012

Hit and Run Yuma Traffic Accident Kills Pedestrian

As experienced Yuma pedestrian accident attorneys, we were deeply disturbed and truly saddened by a collision that took place on July 3, as reported by ABC 15 News. The accident happened sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m when a man walking down 24th Street near Avenue C was struck by a vehicle. Police arrived on the scene to find a 19-year-old man dead in the street, who had clearly been run over by a vehicle. The road remained closed for several hours while police gathered evidence at the scene. The accident is still under investigation and police have not yet identified the driver.

We are truly sorry for the pain the young man’s family must be experiencing at this time and we hope that the days ahead will be better for them.

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July 12, 2012

Young Boy Critically Injured in Hit and Run Phoenix Car Accident

As experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys, we were taken aback by the results of a serious crash that happened on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, according to news reports from KPHO. The crash happened Wednesday morning on Van Buren Road near 20th Avenue when a young boy was struck by a car. The other child was not injured. The driver of the vehicle that hit the boy reportedly attempted to swerve around the children but was unable to avoid hitting the one child. The young boy was taken to the emergency room in critical condition; however, he is now stable and his injuries are not life-threatening. We hope that this young boy recovers from his injuries and that his family is coping well.

The fact that the driver hit the boy and fled the scene does not bode well for the driver. People should remember that hitting someone by accident is an accident possibly, but leaving the scene is an intentional action that can be criminal as well as civil.

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July 3, 2012

Hit and Run Arizona Traffic Accident Causes Injuries

As experienced Arizona traffic accident attorneys, we were troubled by news of a severe Miami hit and run collision reported by Kiko News on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The collision took place at the intersection of Latham Boulevard and Live Oak Boulevard just after 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon when one car crashed into another. One of the vehicles involved in the crash left the scene. Police reported that at least one individual was injured in the collision but reports did not specify the exact number of injuries suffered or how bad those injuries were. Investigators have not yet located the driver that left the scene of the accident. We are thinking of those hurt in the crash and hope that they receive resolution soon.

Miami, Arizona Traffic Accident Statistics

Every year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports around 15 Miami, Arizona traffic accidents. Roughly one-third of collisions that happen in Miami are labeled injury crashes. Around 7-10 people report sustaining injuries in car crashes in the city each year and at least one of those collisions is caused by a drunk driver, according to statistics. There are rarely reports of fatal crashes in the town, though they have been reported in years past. The remaining two-thirds of collisions in Miami, Arizona each year cause serious property damage without resulting in any injuries or fatalities, according to recent reports. The total number of accidents in Miami, Arizona each year accounts for less than two percent of collisions in Gila County and the town has third lowest accident rate in the county, according to statistics.

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June 18, 2012

Hit-and-Run Tucson Traffic Collision Results in Injuries

As experienced Tucson traffic collision attorneys, we were upset by reports of another hit-and-run crash in the city that happened on June 13 from the Tucson Police Department. Reports indicate that the crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. near the corner of 1850 East and Prince Road when two cars collided and one sped away from the scene of the accident. At least one person in the car that remained at the scene was injured, but police have not reported the extent of the injuries that individual sustained.

Police have not confirmed the cause of the wreck and have not yet reported whether the vehicle that fled the scene has been found. Our thoughts are with the person who was hurt in this hit-and-run car crash and we wish them a quick recovery.

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May 7, 2012

Teenager Injured in Hit and Run Prescott Valley Car Accident

As Arizona hit and run car accident attorneys with years of experience handling hit and run cases, we were shocked to hear reports by the Prescott Daily Courier of a collision on April 27 in Prescott Valley. The incident occurred when a car travelling on Pronghorn Ranch Parkway struck a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road at the intersection with Viewpoint Drive. According to eyewitness testimony and the victim, the car stopped temporarily after the collision but the driver did not get out of the car or check on the condition of the teenage boy who had been hit. The car then sped away. Emergency crews transferred the boy to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Our hearts go out to the boy who was injured and to his family, and we hope that police are able to locate the driver responsible.

How a Prescott Valley Pedestrian Accident Happens

The best way for drivers to avoid being involved in an Arizona pedestrian car crash is to keep their attentions focused on the road. Most pedestrian crashes occur at stoplights and stop signs when drivers make a left or right turn without looking down the full length of the crosswalk for pedestrians. According to reports by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), approximately 1,100 pedestrians are hurt in car crashes every year. This means that nearly 85 percent of collisions involving pedestrians result in injuries to at least one person.

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March 2, 2012

Flagstaff Hit-and-Run Accident: Driver Charged With Murder

As Arizona hit-and-run accident lawyers, we have seen a great number of collisions caused by drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and we were sad to hear the news that a recent crash has been linked to illegal substances, according to The Arizona Daily Sun. A teenager was linked to a crash in August 2011 when he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and speeding, hit another car, and immediately fled the scene. His victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries and later died.

Recent reports have indicated that driver was drunk on Jagermeister and high on cocaine at the time of the incident. We want to take a moment to use this crash to remind other drivers of the seriousness of breaking the law, including driving drunk, speeding, and especially fleeing the scene of an accident. This can result in worse injuries or death for the victim because of the possible delay in emergency responders to the scene.

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January 23, 2012

Driver Flees Scene after Phoenix Pedestrian Accident

The law team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. was extremely disappointed to hear that yet another driver has fled the scene of a pedestrian accident in Phoenix. The woman who was hit was crossing the road near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road on December 22. The driver left her lying across the light-rail tracks after hitting her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, and we wish her a fast recovery.

People who leave the scene of car accidents should question their actions and turn themselves in to the police. For families of injured victims, and even more so for families of loved ones who are killed in hit and run car accidents, knowing the facts surrounding an accident is important. When drivers leave the scene, it makes it that much harder for families and loved ones of innocent victims. No one should ever be the victim of a hit and run car accident.

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January 18, 2012

Tucson Hit-and-Run Accident Leads to Injured Officers

As Tucson hit-and-run accident lawyers, we were shocked to hear that a driver hit not one but two motorcycle officers on January 4 after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. According to a news report in the Arizona Daily Star, the driver pulled behind one motorcycle officer who was conducting another traffic stop. Once at a stop, the driver backed up to hit the officer behind him, then pulled forward to hit the other one, leaving them both with injuries.

The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. near the South Palo Verde Road bridge at 36th Street. The driver then fled to some nearby apartment buildings, got out of the car, and disappeared on foot. He has yet to be apprehended, but police describe him as a male in his 20’s wearing a red and white baseball cap and dark colored hooded jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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November 14, 2011

Two-Car Accident in Bullhead City, Suspect Flees

As Bullhead City personal injury attorneys, we were saddened to hear that a suspect involved in a car crash fled the scene before police arrived. A white pick-up truck with no lights smashed into the back of another car at the intersection of McCormick Blvd. and Indian Head Drive early Sunday morning according to The Mohave Daily News. The driver of the truck exited his vehicle, tried to convince the other driver not to call police, and then fled the scene according to witnesses. When police arrived, the suspect was gone. Luckily, no one was injured.

Cause of This Bullhead City Car Accident

Driving under the influence caused this Bullhead auto accident. Victims of drunk drivers often experience, at the very least, damages to their vehicles and minor injuries. Others are seriously injured or killed. It takes an experienced car accident lawyer to investigate the case, uncover the facts and represent the victim to recover damages and medical bills.

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October 27, 2011

Pedestrian Injured in Phoenix Hit and Run Car Accident

As experienced Phoenix hit and run accident attorneys, we know that it is important to investigate the scene of a hit and run accident as soon as possible. Recently, ABC15 reported about a man who was struck twice by different vehicles, with the second vehicle leaving the scene of the accident. The victim was a man said to be in his late 40’s, who was crossing the street near 7th Avenue and Camelback Road at around 4:30 in the morning. The first vehicle that struck the man stayed on the scene to check on the man and helped by waving at cars so the man would not get hit again. However, a second vehicle struck the man and then fled the scene. The first driver has not been cited. The pedestrian was not walking in the crosswalk and was said to have been impaired. The victim was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police are currently looking for the second vehicle.

Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In 2009, the rate of pedestrian accidents in Phoenix dropped 13% from 2008. The number of pedestrian collisions was 525 and accounted for 26.3% of all the traffic fatalities in Phoenix.

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October 14, 2011

Phoenix Man Accused of Arizona Hit and Run Car Accident

In recent news, AZFamily reports that an off-duty fire fighter allegedly struck a teenager with his pickup truck and then left the scene. The accident occurred near 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive where the teenager was rollerblading on a crosswalk when he was struck. A witness followed the driver after he fled the scene of the accident. When the driver was caught, he told police that he was an off-duty fire fighter. The victim suffered a fractured hip, but doctors expect him to recover. It has been reported that the driver who fled the scene of the accident, has been with the Fire Department for 34 years.

Phoenix Pedestrian Injury Statistics

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), statistics reveal that out of all fatal injury crashes, 10.77% were comprised of pedestrian injuries.

Arizona Hit-and-Run Laws

If you are ever involved in an accident as the driver, you should stop your vehicle. Leaving or “running” from the scene can be considered a felony.

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September 19, 2011

Son of Scottsdale CEO Killed in Hit-And-Run

Hit and run accidents that involve pedestrians are often fatal. Speeding motor vehicles can appear in what seems like instantly leaving a pedestrian severely injured. According to a Crash Facts Summary for Arizona in 2009, there were a total of 3,687 crashes in Scottsdale alone.

In recent news, the son of a CEO in Scottsdale, was involved in a hit-and-run accident and was pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital. The father is asking for help to find the people responsible for his son’s untimely death. Reports say that the son was standing by the striped median lane, Sunday on Hayden Road when he was hit at around 1:30 a.m. Witnesses claim to have seen a silver pickup truck, possibly a Chevy Silverado, travelling southbound on Hayden Road and hit Daniel. The vehicle didn’t even stop and continued on through the intersection at Thomas Road.

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September 9, 2011

10-Year-Old Girl Victim of Hit and Run in Surprise

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in every five children from 5 to 9 years old were killed in pedestrain road traffic accidents in 2008. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among American children and young adults. In 2009, pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes accounted for 59,000 reported injuries and took the lives of 4,092 victims.

Pedestrian fatalities have dropped by 22 percent since 1998. Despite all of this, we still cannot be assured that pedestrians are any safer. There are a number of possibilities that we have to consider such as the number of people walking, how often and where they walk. This is to be certain that the decline is indeed a good one.

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July 21, 2011

Glendale Hit and Run Accident Leaves 1 Bicyclist Injured

Did you know that 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 more were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes on US roads in 2009? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these bicycle fatalities represent 2 percent of the total traffic fatalities in 2009. Statistics also revealed that 70 percent of these crashes happen in urban areas and at non-intersections. In most cases, bicycle injury statistics are under-reported. This is because police do not report the accident especially when the victim is not seriously injured.

On Thursday afternoon (7/7/11), another bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in Glendale. According to Glendale police, the collision happened near 51st and Northern avenues.

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July 18, 2011

Phoenix DPS Officer Chases Down Hit and Run Crash Suspect

A hit and run is actually a serious crime in most jurisdictions. It is not only unsafe, it is also unfair for those who have been hit and have been injured in the process. In the United States, about 10% out of all traffic collisions are caused by a hit and run situation. It is called hit and run because after hitting a vehicle or a pedestrian, the vehicle who caused the hit, immediately drives away without leaving any identification..

In Phoenix, a Department of Public Safety officer was taken to the hospital after his vehicle was struck (ABC15 07/12/2011). Police say that the DPS officer’s unmarked car was turning into a convenience store when another vehicle struck him in a merging lane. Reportedly, the other vehicle did not stop driving for half a mile before the DPS officer who was struck was able to stop the vehicle. The driver of the second car was then arrested but released at the scene. The DPS officer was then taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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June 24, 2011

Arizona Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Critically Injures Cyclist

Car accidents are responsible for an incredible amount of deaths in the United States. Just in 2009, 33,808 people died in car accidents. One might think that responsibility is the first thing expected from such accidents, but it is surprising how until today people still avoid their responsibilities such as cases of hit and run accidents.

An Arizona hit and run bicycle accident had occurred in Surprise recently, when a car hit a bicycle on the road and left the victim there to suffer from his injuries. Authorities of Surprise reported that the incident had left the bicyclist in critical condition. The victim was found and brought to a local hospital and is still in extremely serious condition.

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