Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Grand Avenue near Bethany Home Road
GLENDALE, AZ (June 24, 2020) – A 25-year-old man sustained injuries after a hit-and-run driver hit him on Grand Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Glendale Police Department, the incident happened at about 2:00 PM. Due to unknown circumstances, a vehicle hit a pedestrian near Bethany Home Road.
Emergency crews later transported the pedestrian to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
However, the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and fled the area. As per recent reports, the “vehicle of interest” is a Penske truck, possibly a 15-18’ rental. Witnesses last saw the vehicle near Grand Avenue and 51st Avenue.
The Arizona Department of Transportation shut down affected areas for almost five hours.
Glendale police continue to investigate the incident. Investigators encourage more witnesses to call them at (623) 930-3000. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377 or (800) 343-8477. Spanish speakers may call (480) 837-8446.
Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
When you hit a pedestrian, do not flee the area. First, render aid to any injured victims and assess the situation. Then, get in touch with the police and medical care providers. If needed, contact your insurance company and reach out to a lawyer.
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