40-Year-Old Man Dies in Pedestrian Accident near Indian School Road

PHOENIX, AZ (September 12, 2022) – Friday night, Tommy Hinton was fatally struck in a pedestrian hit-and-run on 51st Avenue.

Around 7:00 p.m., police responded to the scene near the intersection of 51st Avenue and Indian School Road. Per reports, the driver of a vehicle struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.

Paramedics arrived and transported the severely injured pedestrian to a nearby hospital where he later died. Officers identified the deceased victim as 40-year-old Hinton.

Furthermore, the involved vehicle was last seen heading north on 51st Avenue.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway. Meanwhile, witnesses are advised to contact Phoenix Police Department, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO if you have any information that might help.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Tommy Hinton.

If a family member has been killed in a pedestrian accident, please contact Sweet James as soon as possible. They understand the death of a loved one is a devastating experience and can take a toll on your wellbeing, however, they can help you with the legal matters that must be addressed. They will commit their resources and years of experience to bring justice for your loss. Their commitment and dedication are unbreakable and they will work with you during every step of the legal process. Call their hotline at (800) 975-3435 to speak with one of their attorneys free of charge. To request a police report, click here.

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