Non-accidental Phoenix pedestrian crashes are on the rise, and we are deeply concerned for the status of a man who was purposely run over near an apartment complex on Thursday, August 16, 2012, according to reports from ABC 15 News. Eyewitness accounts indicate that the victim was screaming and running through the parking lot of the apartment complex and that a vehicle revved its engine and then chased the man down. Police reports indicated that the man was hit hard enough to fly more than 30 feet away from the location of the impact. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, though the driver of the vehicle may have believed the victim to be dead. We are thinking of the victim and truly hope that he is able to recover from his injuries.
Phoenix Pedestrian Crash Facts and Figures
According to recent statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), more than 31,050 collisions, including Phoenix pedestrian crashes, happen in the city every year. Nearly 16,100 people are injured as a result of their involvement in a collision in the city and another 130 die from the injuries they sustain. Statewide, nearly 1,510 pedestrian-involved accidents result in more than 1,250 injuries and around 155 deaths. These numbers are only slightly different than those reported in previous years, indicating that much improvement is needed in the area of pedestrian safety and driver education throughout the state of Arizona.
Why Call a Phoenix Pedestrian Crash Attorney
The pedestrian accident attorneys in Phoenix at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would help injured victims and their families by working with police to locate the assailant and hold him responsible for the man’s injuries. Our settlements aim to include compensation that will completely cover medical bills, loss of income (temporarily or permanently), and other expenses incurred as a result of injuries and crash damages. If your loved one was critically injured in a car accident, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team today for assistance.