Phoenix, AZ (July 22, 2022) – A woman identified as Jennifer VanNorton was sent to the hospital with injuries after a hit-and-run pedestrian wreck on Bell Road.
The incident occurred on July 17th near 32nd Street. Police were sent to the scene shortly after the accident took place to assist those involved.
For reasons still under police investigation, a truck driver struck the elderly woman as she was walking along the roadway.
The driver fled the scene right after the impact without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities to arrive. Reports from officials show that a witness stopped and rendered aid to the severely injured pedestrian until medical personnel arrived.
Preliminary reports show that VanNorton was headed home from the salon when she was struck. Police continue to search for the at-fault driver.
We hope for the full recovery of Jennifer VanNorton. Our thoughts are with her and her family during this difficult time.
Arizona Pedestrian Wrecks
Approximately 4,500 people are hurt per month in car wrecks in Arizona or around 150 per day. More than 8,000 auto accidents happen every month in the Grand Canyon State or about 98,000 every year. This is equal to approximately 268 each day. Usually, injured victims need immediate medical care and hospitalization. Those who suffer severe injuries usually undergo emergency surgery to make full recoveries. They may also have to go through weeks or months of therapy and rehab depending on how severe their injuries are.
When innocent drivers are injured due to driver negligence, the injured victims need to learn about their legal rights. Contacting a car crash lawyer in Phoenix can help you understand how you have the legal right toward financial compensation after you’ve been hurt by another person’s negligent actions.
Hit-and-run accidents, unfortunately, happen frequently in Arizona and throughout the US. The Grand Canyon State sees more than 15,000 hit-and-run collisions every year. A hit-and-run is very dangerous given the fact that injured victims may be left lying in the roadway or in their vehicles without help for prolonged periods of time, increasing their chances of suffering injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives, or worse. If you or a loved one of yours has sustained injuries in a hit-and-run collision, you could benefit from talking to a car accident attorney.
Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC can assist you in getting the money you need to pay for vehicle repair costs, lost wages, medical care, and more. By filing a personal injury claim with an attorney, you are exercising your legal right toward financial compensation.
A skilled lawyer from Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC will aggressively and effectively negotiate a full and fair settlement from the insurance company for you. We will speak with witnesses, investigators, crash reconstructionists, insurers, police, and whoever else may possess vital information for your claim. We will make sure that you are able to recover physically, financially, and emotionally after your wreck.
Our lawyers can be reached at 602-903-2905. Contact our law firm to get started on your path to financial recovery.
Note: Our writers have used outside and secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include local and state police accident reports, news and social media outlets, as well as eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is incorrect, please contact our firm right away so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post if requested.
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