Tucson, AZ (October 2, 2019) – A man has died after a bicycle accident in east Tucson last week.
According to officials from the Tucson Police Department, the cyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a semi-truck while riding his bicycle on Broadway Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, between Kolb Road and Pantano Road.
Detectives are still investigating the cause of the crash but said that the driver of the semi-truck stayed on the scene after the accident. The cyclist was transported from the scene with serious injuries and taken to a local hospital via ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
No charges or citations have been issued at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Per a report released by the National Traffic Highway Administration, almost 50,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents countrywide last year. Furthermore, Arizona leads the nation in cycling accidents, with these incidents attributed to the state’s warm climate and cycling-friendly streets.
Bicycle accidents often leave victims’ lives in shambles, with serious or even fatal consequences. When victims are killed in these accidents, often caused by the negligence of other drivers, families are left to deal with emotional trauma and financial difficulties. If you’ve been injured in a biking accident or have lost a loved one after a tragic crash, contact a skilled Arizona bicycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
At ELG Law, our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Our lawyers can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve after a traumatic accident. Contact us at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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