Pedestrian accidents occur frequently on our roads. Poor vehicle maintenance, and sidewalk or parking lot defects contribute to these accidents. Every year, almost 5,000 pedestrians die and over 78,000 pedestrians suffer injuries because of motor vehicle-related accidents. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes are serious problems not only in the United States but also worldwide. In 2009, over 4,000 pedestrians were killed due to motor vehicle accidents nationwide. In Arizona, 120 out of 807 fatalities were pedestrians.
On Thursday evening at abut 9:30 p.m. an Arizona car wreck one pedestrian near 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Glendale. According to police reports, the victim was trying to fix a stalled car on the road when he was struck by another car. The man died on the scene. Meanwhile, the driver pulled over and stayed at the scene.
Police are still investigating if the stalled car’s lights were on or if there were emergency flashers used at the time of the wreck. They also believe that the driver of the other car who hit the victim simply did not see him.
Pedestrians are at risk of being victims of tragic car crashes on the roads. It is important to constantly follow pedestrian safety rules when in the street or a crosswalk. Basic rules such as crossing only on crosswalks and looking for incoming vehicles before crossing the streets are helpful tips to stay safe.
For victims of pedestrian accidents and other cases of car crashes in Arizona, contact us at (480) 753-4534 for a free consultation. As one of the top Glendale auto accident lawyers, we may be able to help you.