Tucson, AZ (October 6, 2019) – A pedestrian hit by a car in late September died on Saturday, according to officials.
Just before 6:00 a.m. on September 24th, Antonio Leyva Chavez, 93, was crossing South Sixth Avenue when he was struck by a Toyota Tacoma. Chavez was then transported to Banner University Medical Center via ambulance with life-threatening injuries. The Tucson Police Department said in a news release that he succumbed to those injuries on Saturday.
The truck driver involved in the incident stopped to cooperate with the investigation and showed no signs of impairment. Officials said that speed did not appear to be a factor in the collision.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges or citations have been issued at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Antonio Leyva Chavez.
Arizona is one of the deadliest states in the country when it comes to pedestrian accidents, with a 35 percent rise in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one pedestrian was killed every hour across the country in 2016.
Pedestrians who are struck by drivers are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe 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 car accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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