Tucson, AZ (November 22, 2019) – A 25-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV while crossing a busy Tucson intersection on Friday.
Per reports from the Tucson Police Department, Cassandra A. Molina was in a crosswalk on East Broadway Road at Campbell Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when she was struck by a 2009 GMC SUV traveling through the intersection. Officer Francisco Magos said that she died hours later at a hospital.
Witnesses told police Molina was walking east on Broadway when she was struck by the SUV headed north in the curb lane. Police say the driver was not impaired and speed was not a factor in the crash, and the driver is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Cassandra Molina at this time.
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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