Tucson, AZ (November 23, 2019) – A woman died Friday evening after being hit by a car while crossing a street on Tucson’s east side, officials said.
Just after 5:30 p.m., officers from the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire Department responded to North Pantano Road for a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. When authorities arrived, they found Elizabeth A. Rafferty, 57, in the road. Aid was rendered but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rafferty was crossing North Pantano Road from east to west, just north of East Broadway Road, when a silver 2016 Kia SUV traveling northbound in the curb lane struck her. The driver of the Kia stopped immediately and cooperated with the investigation. Speed did not appear to be a factor and the driver of the Kia was not impaired, though the investigation is ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the family of Elizabeth A. Rafferty at this time.
Statistics indicate that more than 1,500 pedestrian-involved crashes occur each year in Arizona, resulting in more than 100 deaths. Due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims are far more vulnerable to serious injury or even death. And hit-and-run incidents are increasingly common when it comes to fatal pedestrian accidents.
From long-term injuries and medical costs to job loss or even death, these accidents can have unfortunate consequences for both victims and their families. But those affected by pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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