One pedestrian has lost his life while another was injured in a fatal Arizona pedestrian accident on Thursday night, September 22, 2011 as reported by AZ Central. The Arizona pedestrian accident which happened at Sesame and Nelson roads resulted in the temporary closure of Milepost 223 on Gila River Indian Reservation.
Arizona Pedestrian Car Accident Statistics
As experts and experienced pedestrian car accident lawyers in Arizona, we are still surprised how often pedestrians become victims of fatal car accidents. ADOT reported that there were 1,449 pedestrian or 1.36 percent of the total crashes in 2010. ADOT also revealed that on the same year, 155 pedestrians were killed while crash-related injuries were sustained by 1,236 due to motor vehicle crashes.
Arizona State Pedestrian Laws
Pedestrians, just like any other road users are also subject to traffic rules and regulations of the state of Arizona. Section 28-645 of Arizona Pedestrian Laws states pedestrians are expected to comply with traffic signals. A driver is also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing within a crosswalk.
What Caused the Pedestrian Accident?
There are no specific details on the cause of the accident. The two victims might have been walking together when they were struck by the vehicle.
Call a Professional Pedestrian Car Accident Attorney
The Breyer Law Offices, P.C., is home to experienced wrongful death attorneys. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an Arizona pedestrian accident, contact Mark and Alexis Breyer at (602-457-6222 for your questions regarding your Arizona pedestrian accident injury case. Initial consultations are free. You can also follow us on our Arizona Law Team Twitter account for additional information, news, and topics of interest.