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.
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Hit and Run Car Accident Attorney
Victims of a hit-and-run accident should contact the best attorney Phoenix hit and run car accident attorneys. A skilled attorney in this area of law will be able to explain to you all of your rights. When a person causes injuries and then leaves the scene of the accident, the injured party may be entitled to punitive damage. There are some circumstances where drivers leave the scene of the accident not knowing they have seriously injured an innocent person. Each case is different but it is important for all hit and run cases to discuss your injury claim with an experienced lawyer. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at 602-457-6222. We offer free consultations and never charge a fee unless we win your case.