A man is dead after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run car accident in central Phoenix.
The Car Accident
According to a witness, at just after 3 a.m. the victim was sitting in the middle of 27th Avenue. The witness was driving and had to swerve to avoid hitting the victim. He was able to, but just after that the witness said he saw another car that was not able to swerve. The driver in that car did not stop after it hit the victim.
Investigators are now trying to locate the driver of the car that hit the victim, as well as try to understand why the 39 year-old-victim might have been sitting in the street.
According to police, the car that hit the victim was a Toyota. They were able to recover a part of the car at the scene. They are still working to notify the victim’s family.
Lessons from Hit-and-Run Car Accident
While it seems obvious to say, it is not a good idea to sit in the middle of the street, regardless of the time of day, or if the street is busy. According to the Centers for Disease Control Injury Center, in the U.S., in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in car accidents. Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in car accidents. That equates to one crash-related pedestrian accident death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. It’s important to also understand pedestrian safety laws as well as follow them.
If you’ve been in a hit-and-run car accident, you need the expert advice of attorneys such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC.