Earlier this morning in Phoenix, a pedestrian-car accident left a 21-year old man is in extremely serious condition, after he jumped in front of a police patrol vehicle.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sergeant Trent Crump stated that the officer was responding to calls that the 21-year-old was jumping in and out of traffic and kneeling in the road, near Dunlap Avenue and 41st Avenue, when he struck the man. The pedestrian apparently jumped in front of his cruiser in a possible attempt to commit suicide.
"Given the information that we have received this morning, we really believe this appears to be an attempted suicide."
He went on:
"It certainly isn't what we want to occur coming out here to help, but unfortunately the vehicle that this individual finally got in front of this morning was a patrol car."
Crump revealed that the officer who hit the man has been with the Phoenix P.D. for around four years. He was uninjured in the incident.
Dunlap Avenue was closed off for several hours, between 39th and 43rd Avenues, so that the Phoenix Police Violent Crimes Bureau could thoroughly investigate the scene.
There is no other information at this time and the name of the pedestrian who was hit is unknown.
As a Phoenix accident attorney, this is one of the more bizarre cases that one could come across. The man who was darting in and out of traffic and even kneeling in the street clearly must have had some serious issues that drove him to that point.
Even though he put other people's safety at risk by his reckless actions, our car accident law firm in Phoenix hopes for the recovery of the pedestrian man who was injured in this incident.