Tucson, AZ (November 1, 2019) – A 62-year-old man has died Thursday morning after being struck by a pickup truck in Tucson.
Officers from the Tucson Police Department say that Daniel A. Lopez was walking northbound at the Irvington Road and Greenway Drive intersection, east of South Campbell Avenue when a 1997 Chevrolet pickup hit him. Per a Tucson police news release, the driver turned left to merge into the eastbound lanes of Irvington when the crash occurred around 7:00 a.m.
Lopez succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at Banner University Medical Center. The driver was not impaired and detectives determined there was no painted crosswalk in the area, but speed appears to be a factor in the crash. No charges or citations have been issued, though the investigation is ongoing.
We offer our condolences to Daniel A. Lopez’s family at this time.
One pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of car accidents nationwide, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. And Arizona tops the list when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. In fact, authorities say that there has been a 35 percent rise in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years across the state.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re following traffic laws and using crosswalks. From high medical costs to long-term physical problems and lost wages, pedestrians suffer greatly after these crashes. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of car accident lawyers is aggressive and knowledgeable. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after an accident.
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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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