On Wednesday night, a Phoenix girl riding her bike with her father on Halloween was involved in a terrible bicycle-car accident, when she was struck by two cars during rush hour traffic.
Police stated that the girl who was hit was either 11 or 12 years old and that the crash took place near Indian School Road and 20th Avenue.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Trent Crump, stated:
"Witnesses are indicating that the father and daughter were on the south side of the street and crossing north."
These witnesses claimed that the pair of cyclists had made it across Indian School and to the median in the middle of the roadway before the collisions occured. Sgt. Crump went on:
"We understand that the child was in the lead, and the child was hit by a car heading westbound. We believe she was knocked off the bike, and at that point was knocked off into another vehicle that was in the curb lane, ultimately being struck by a second vehicle."
After the accident, the drivers of the two vehicles involved were said to have immediately stopped, and were fully cooperative with the police investigation. Detectives are looking into whether or not the sun played a factor, or if the drivers simply did not see her as she darted out.
The girl is said to be in critical condition at this point.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, you hate to see a story like this in which a young girl is left in very serious medical condition.
Regardless of who the accident is eventually blamed on, we must always remember, as passengers and bicyclists that you must remember to make sure that traffic has yeilded to you before entering the roadway.
Our Phoenix accident law firm hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the girl who was injured in this terrible incident.