Man Dies after Being Hit by Suspected Impaired Driver in Phoenix

September 21, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A man is dead after he was hit by a minivan on September 19th, 2022 in Phoenix.

Around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the report of a pedestrian hit at 7th Avenue and Camelback Road and arrived to find a man who was seriously hurt. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Traffic was impacted during the investigation but the intersection has since completely reopened. Police have not yet released the names of those involved.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this crash.

Common Factors in Pedestrian Accidents

In 2016, there were 1,643 motor vehicle accidents in Arizona involving pedestrians. These accidents involved cars, motorcycles, bicycles, or a variety of other vehicles. Determining who is liable depends on each person’s duty of care. The law requires both drivers and pedestrians to act in a way that keeps themselves and others safe.

An important aspect of a driver’s duty of care is avoiding distraction. Distracted driving is an issue across the country and can cause accidents of all kinds, including pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are also particularly vulnerable when vehicles are backing up and the driver and any time a vehicle makes a turn or merges into traffic. During these scenarios, drivers are typically focused on other vehicles and road signals.  Some of the other most common factors that lead to drivers failing to uphold the duty of care are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Ignoring weather or traffic conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

The Phoenix pedestrian accident attorneys at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A., have six decades of experience helping people recover from personal injuries, earning millions of dollars in settlements, arbitration awards, and jury verdicts. Contact Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A., for attorneys who will fight for you and your case in the Phoenix area.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5