Tucson, AZ (October 24, 2019) – The Tucson Police Department assisted at the scene of a serious pedestrian accident at a Tucson intersection involving a motorcycle.
The accident took place at the intersection of Dodge and Speedway Boulevards. The pedestrian, identified as 71-year-old George McDonald, was struck by a motorcycle and taken to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. However, his condition took a turn for the worse and he passed away yesterday from his injuries.
McDonald had been trying to cross the street at the intersection when he was struck by a black Victory motorcycle headed east. The motorcyclist was thrown off of his vehicle and also suffered injuries.
The driver of the motorcycle remained at the scene following the collision and police determined that he was not traveling impaired at the time.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of George McDonald at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
According to recent reports, Arizona is the second deadliest state for pedestrians within the U.S. and is known as one of the most dangerous places to travel on foot. These accidents occur every year due to reasons like drunk driving, distractions, speeding, and many other negligent causes. When a family loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, they may be able to move forward with a wrongful death claim in Arizona for their losses.
Our personal injury attorneys at ELG Law are passionate about helping families during one of the most tragic and distressing times in their lives. We wish to ensure that families are fully compensated for their losses, applying years of experience to your claim and knowledge of the law that can be useful for helping you through this time. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, please contact our law office at (623) 562-3838 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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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