34-Year-Old Rider Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver on Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (May 24, 2023) – Saturday night, Leif Chapin was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Thomas Road.

The crash occurred at around 10:15 p.m., on May 20th, near 36th Street and Thomas Road.

According to reports, the incident involved a Yamaha scooter ridden by 34-year-old Chapin and a hit-and-run vehicle.

Investigations showed that Chapin was headed southbound on 36th Street when a vehicle attempted to make a left turn. The vehicle struck Chapin and caused him to sustain serious injuries. The involved driver of the vehicle then fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

Emergency crews arrived to the site of the collision shortly after and transported Chapin to a local hospital for treatment. There, officials pronounced him dead, due to the extent of his injuries.

At this time, official have not released any more information on the suspect. Any other witnesses are to call the Silent Witness at 480(WITNESS) or 480(TESTEGO).

The team at Sweet James send their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Leif Chapin. Their thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today (800) 900-0000 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.

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