Tucson, AZ (February 5, 2020) – A car crashed into the windows of Rincon Cleaners & Laundromat, located at 8323 E. Broadway Blvd., around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to authorities with the Tucson Police Department, several people were inside at the time. One man, who was just feet away from the car, had to jump onto a table to avoid being crushed by the vehicle.
The car damaged two washing machines and clipped several customers as it entered the building. Officials with the Tucson Police Department said the driver hit the gas instead of the brake and drove over a parking block before crashing into the building. Officers say that the driver didn’t show any signs of impairment, but the crash remains under investigation.
The vehicle was stopped by a row of washers before any serious injuries occurred, though Tucson EMTs were at the scene to treat victims at the site of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a quick recovery.
Per a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. And Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. In fact, Arizona recorded 1,764 motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians in 2018, continuing an increasing trend in recent years. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, the number of crashes involving pedestrians overall has risen by more than 1,000 between 2016 and 2018.
Furthermore, these accidents often result in more serious injuries. Victims may be 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.
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 lawyers are ready to advocate for you and your family after you’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of your own. 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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