On Tuesday on the Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona, a pedestrian-car accident took place that injured a woman while she was working on her broken-down car.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials confirmed that the incident took place at the Loop 101 and the I-17 as a woman who was standing toward the hood of her stranded car, apparently trying to work out some mechanical problems, was struck by a full-sized truck.
The victim was taken to the hospital, having sustained what were described as life-threatening injuries.
DPS spokesman, Officer Carrick Cook, informed that the vehicle which hit the victim had a man and woman on board, and that they fled the scene after the collision.
Cook stated that DPS officers were able to track down the two suspects, eventually taking them into custody at Yorkshire Drive and 27th Avenue.
He reported both the man and woman had suffered injuries as a result of the accident, the man in fact breaking his arm, and were as well taken to the hospital before being booked into jail.
Cook said that a second collision ensued because of the first crash but that there were no injuries reported.
It is not clearly known who the driver was in the initial crash, but that whoever the investigators eventually deem was the likely driver will be facing charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and fleeing the scene of a car accident. There was no mention of whether the two were impaired at the time of the collision.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, it is so very upsetting to see instances like this, where individuals are more concerned about not getting in trouble than in the safety and health of others.
If the suspects had indeed known they had struck something or someone and did not stop despite this, it is a shameful act and there should be just legal action taken by those that have the authority to do so.
Our car accident law firm in Phoenix hopes for the full and quick recovery of the victim in this incident, and we will keep you updated on this story as details emerge.