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.
Yuma Traffic Accident and Hit-and-Run Statistics
There are more than 1,900 Yuma traffic accidents reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) every year, and according to recent news reports, many of those accidents involve pedestrians. Nearly 625 collisions that happen in Yuma each year result in injuries and roughly 900 people are hurt as a result of their involvement in a collision. Fatalities, while less common, still have a major impact on the city. Approximately five people die every year after being involved in a traffic collision. Recent news reports indicate that fatalities in 2012 may be significantly higher. Nearly 50 people are killed in hit-and-run car accidents in Arizona each year and another near 3,200 are injured, according to recent statistics.
Why Call a Yuma Wrongful Death Attorney
The victim in this traffic accident died from his injuries and a skilled attorney may be able to assist the family in finding and holding the negligent driver responsible. The Husband and Wife Law Team would do whatever necessary to help find the driver who fled the scene after striking the young man and would work with experts in crash scene reconstruction and investigation to make that possible. We would then negotiate or litigate on behalf of the family to secure a fair settlement that would include compensation to pay for all related damages. Call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today and let us start your case off right with a free consultation.