Tucson, AZ (July 1, 2019) – An auto accident north of Tucson on Saturday evening, June 29th, left two dead.
A man and a woman died in the crash, which involved a motorcycle and a truck around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at West Roller Coaster Road and North Grande Avenue, near West River Road and North La Cañada Drive.
When authorities arrived on the scene, they found both the man and the woman, who were on the motorcycle, with severe injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Thomas Waites, 69, who was driving the truck involved in the auto accident, was arrested and faces charges, including two counts of manslaughter, driving under the influence, and criminal damage. Traffic investigators took over the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims and their families.
A recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation notes an overall year-over-year increase in auto accidents involving fatalities and injuries. Since 2016, there has been a steady increase in fatalities specifically from auto accidents. And now that summer has arrived, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, attorneys can help victims and families get the fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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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.