Tucson, AZ (January 25, 2020) – A woman died on Friday night after being struck by a pick-up truck on Monday.
Olivia R. Mena, 50, was struck at the intersection of North Stone Avenue and West Grant Road.
Tucson Police Officer Frank Magos said that a 2015 Toyota Tacoma was traveling eastbound on Grant Road behind another vehicle that moved before hitting Mena. The driver of the Tacoma attempted to swerve to avoid Mena but struck her.
Tucson Fire paramedics transported Mena to Banner-University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and say that she died Friday night.
Magos said investigators determined the driver was not impaired and speed was not a factor at the time of the collision, but the investigation is still open.
Our condolences go out to the family of Olivia Mena at this time.
Per the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. Furthermore, Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities in the past 10 years.
Even when using crosswalks, pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries or death in these car crashes. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help victims and their families safeguard their legal rights after they’ve suffered in an accident through no fault of their own.
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. Our compassionate, skilled attorneys are ready to help you and your family get the justice you deserve after a serious car accident. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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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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