Off-Duty Firefighter Involved in Phoenix Hit and Run Accident
According to a report by AZ Family, an off duty Phoenix firefighter hit a teenager with his pickup truck and left the scene of the accident. The hit and run car crash happened on a Saturday afternoon when the 56-year-old suspect hit a teenager who was rollerblading near 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. The victim was reportedly on a crosswalk when the accident happened and suffered a fractured hip.
A witness followed the suspect as he tried to leave the scene and the suspect was apprehended by officers after a short time. The suspect, who has been in service for almost 34 years, was placed in custody and is being held on $10,000 bond on charges of leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Arizona Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents in Arizona are actually very common. According to a report published by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), a total of 11,388 Arizona car crashes were classified as hit and run accidents in 2010, resulting in 44 people being killed and 3,150 hurt.
Arizona Hit and Run Laws
In the event a driver is involved in a crash, he or she is required to stop and remain at the scene of the accident until authorities arrive. Failure to do so will result in corresponding misdemeanor classes varying upon the severity of damages.
Causes of Hit and Run Accidents
Many drivers leave the scene of the accident because of the notion that they may be able to get away with the responsibility of having been involved in a crash. Pedestrian accidents may also cause panic and fear among hit and run drivers, thus they try to leave the scene, only to be caught later.
Contact a Skilled Phoenix Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run car accident, it is important to understand your legal rights. The Phoenix hit and run attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have handled many accident claims. There are many steps that need to be taken when you are representing a client in a hit and run car accident. Many times we are able to help find the responsible party. If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run car accident, for a free consultation call 602-457-6222 to learn all your legal rights.