Tucson, AZ (December 23, 2019) – A woman is facing murder charges after hitting and killing a pedestrian near Ajo Way and County Club in Tucson late Sunday evening.
According to reports from the Tucson Police Department, Beatrice Alvarez, 59, was crossing Ajo Way in a crosswalk when she was hit by a vehicle driven by Gabriela Aragon, 26.
Tucson paramedics arrived shortly after the accident occurred, though Alvarez died at the scene, per a statement from the TPD. It appears that Aragon ran a red light before hitting Alvarez and another vehicle.
Aragon suffered minor injuries in the crash, and officers said that she was drunk and speeding when the accident occurred. She is now facing charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and criminal damage.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Beatrice Alvarez at this time.
Year after year, Arizona claims one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths across the country. In fact, Arizona topped the list of deadliest states for pedestrians last year, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. Recent data show that Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people for the first six months, recording nearly 200 pedestrian deaths total by the end of the year.
These serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. However, victims can contact a personal injury attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation 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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