Fatal Pedestrian Crash Near Hospital
Earlier this week, a 29-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian collision near Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Jaime Leonen and his girlfriend’s father were crossing a road in front of the hospital when they were struck. Leonen was killed in the crash. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the incident happened on Health Center Drive, a notoriously dangerous spot for pedestrians.
Even though this is a high-traffic pedestrian location, the street is incredibly busy, and there isn’t a crosswalk readily accessible to the on-street parking area. On Monday, officials with the hospital announced that they would meet with city officials and community members to make this area safer for pedestrians. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Jaime Leonen.