Phoenix Hit and Run Crash Injures Woman at Bus Stop
The professional Phoenix hit and run accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices were glad to discover that the number of hit and run injuries in 2010 declined from 3,647 in 2009 to 3,150 in 2010.
On Monday, November 21, 2011, another hit and run incident occurred in Phoenix. According to ABC15, the accident happened at 44th street and Indian Road at a bus stop. According to Phoenix police, the 33-year old driver of the truck was erratic after rear-ending a car on 40th Street before the driver crashed into a 47-year old woman at the bus stop. As of Tuesday, the woman was in critical condition.
Hit and Run Statistics in Arizona
According to Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), drivers involved in hit and run accidents in Arizona decreased to 11,388 out of 106,177 drivers in 2010. However, ADOT revealed that despite the decline in 2010, fatal hit and run car crashes increased to 43 in 2010 from 41 in 2009.
Arizona Hit and Run Laws
In Arizona, hit and run car accidents, or the failure to stop, are classified as part of ARS 28-661. Accidents involving death or personal injury can result in the revocation of a person’s driver’s license. Second, ARS 28-662, or accidents involving damage to vehicle, can result in the suspension of a person’s driver’s license.
Contact a Professional Phoenix Hit and Run Car Accident Attorney
As Phoenix hit and run accident lawyers, we have seen many people who left the scene seriously punished for their actions. When a person hits another individual and leaves the scene while the innocent individual is seriously injured, the person who flees the scene must be punished. It is important to talk to an attorney so you know all your legal rights and are informed of the statute of limitations that may apply. The worse thing that can happen is that an innocent person is part of a hit and run car accident and then misses the statute of limitations. For all your questions to be answered in a free consultation, call (602) 457-6222.