Tucson, AZ – Clayton Matheson Killed in Motorcycle Wreck at Olsen AveArizona Legal News
Tucson, AZ (December 26, 2019) – A motorcyclist has died after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash last Thursday morning, December 19, according to officials from the Tucson Police Department.
Officers say that the crash happened on East Speedway near North Olsen Avenue. Clayton E. Matheson, 24, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after the accident. He died as a result of the injuries on Thursday, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.
Detectives determined that a Honda Accord traveling westbound on Speedway turned onto Olsen Avenue, in front of a KTM Sport Motorcycle driven by Matheson. His motorcycle struck the rear passenger door of the Honda, throwing him over the vehicle and onto the roadway, police said. Matheson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan said that the driver remained on the scene and said that speed may have been a factor in the incident, but the accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Clayton E. Matheson at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona
According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have more than doubled across Arizona in the past 25 years nationwide. And across the country, crash statistics show that one in seven deaths on the road occurred on a motorcycle.
Oftentimes, unfortunate consequences plague victims after a motorcycle accident. From long-term physical issues and medical bills to job loss or even death, victims and families are left to cope with devastating circumstances. But the victims and their families affected by these injurious wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help. In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims get justice and a fair settlement to compensate for their damages from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle crashes. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own, contact our crash lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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