Tucson, AZ (August 22, 2019) – Police have confirmed that one person was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident at the intersection of East Golf Links Road and South Kolb Road.
The accident, according to police, took place around 6 p.m. on Tuesday night. The motorcyclist has since been identified as 34-year-old Christopher Wright, who was initially taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and died shortly after.
Police claim that a Buick SUV had been driving westbound on East Golf Links attempting to turn onto South Kolb when the collision occurred. Wright had been on his 2008 Yamaha. The Buick suddenly turned in front of the motorcycle, leading to a forceful collision. Wright had been wearing a helmet but was still badly injured.
Police claim that the driver of the Buick stayed at the scene of the crash so that they could assist the police. No charges have yet been made and the investigation into the accident continues.
Our sincere condolences are genuinely extended to the family and friends of the motorcyclist whose life was taken in this accident.
Motorcycle accidents continue to increase on our roads, especially in Arizona where the weather is just right for breaking out these beloved vehicles. In 2011 alone, approximately 3,058 residents in Arizona were involved in motorcycle accidents, some of which led to hospitalizations and others that led to fatalities. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal Arizona motorcycle crash, you have many rights and protections under the law but need to understand where you can turn.
Our attorneys at ELG Law are knowledgeable in these types of cases and would like to extend a helping hand to you during this challenging time in your life. If you are the family of a loved one and believe that you are eligible for filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, it might be time to speak with an attorney who is on your side every step of the way. Please reach out to us for more information at (623) 562-3838.
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