Tucson, AZ (October 4, 2019) – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Thursday morning.
According to information from the Tucson Police Department, the collision occurred around 6:00 a.m. along North 1st Avenue. Police closed North 1st from East Prince Road to East Pastime Road to investigate the cause of the collision.
Tucson paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the man was hit and transported him to the hospital via ambulance. It is unclear if he was pronounced dead at the scene or died later at the hospital. A report from Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman, notes that the driver involved remained at the scene. Detectives have not released the driver’s information or the name of the pedestrian killed.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Across the country, one pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of collisions. And Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the past 10 years per data from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries or death as a result of these accidents, even when they use crosswalks. Oftentimes, pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are left with expensive medical bills, long-term physical problems, and emotional trauma. 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 auto accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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