Did you know that in United States, 4,092 persons were killed in 2009 due to fatal car crashes (Fatality Analysis Reporting System)? Arizona had 120 road fatalities occur in the same year.
A hit and run accident is defined as the failure to stop and identify oneself after colliding into a person or a fixture. Hit and run accidents are very serious crimes. As Glendale car accident attorneys, we see the disastrous effects that hit and run accidents have both in regards to injuries and finances. Victims of hit and run accidents are sometimes left with no insurance coverage to pay for their injuries because the driver left the scene. In an effort to catch more of these negligent drivers, we sponsor a statewide hit and run tip line. Witnesses can call anonymously and provide information that will help lead to the capture of a hit and run offender, and they could be rewarded with up to $1,000!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there was a 15 percent increase in the rate of hit and run accidents from 1998 to 2002. Furthermore, statistics also show that about 11 percent of the total vehicular accidents are hit and run accidents.
In Glendale, another pedestrian fatality was recorded due to a hit and run collision. The incident happened near 23rd Avenue and Glendale Avenue just in front of Washington High School around 4:30 p.m. Phoenix Police said that a newer model of orange or red Pontiac Bonneville with dark tinted windows hit and killed a man. Due to the intensity of the collision, the car should have acquired heavy front end damage. Police are currently searching for the car based on the descriptions they have. If you have any information, please call our tip line to bring this driver to justice.
As Phoenix accident attorneys, we are committed to helping victims obtain justice and rightful compensation. We also want to see these negligent drivers be held accountable for their actions. Again, if you have any information regarding this recent hit and run accident, please call our tip line above. If you have questions regarding a recent accident in which you were the victim, please call our free consultation hotline at (480) 753-4534 to have your questions answered.