Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Edward Ward Dies After Motorcycle Wreck at N Oracle RdArizona Legal News
Tucson, AZ (December 3, 2019) – A man died after a crash on Saturday involving a vehicle and motorcycle on Tucson’s north side.
Edward George Ward, 28, was transported to Banner University Medical Center after the accident and died three days later of the injuries he sustained, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to North Oracle Road and West Auto Mall Drive around 5:45 p.m. to investigate the collision. Detectives determined that a driver of a 2015 Ford Escape was traveling northbound on Oracle Road and attempting to turn left onto Auto Mall Drive. Ward was traveling southbound on Oracle Road and collided with the truck.
The investigation is ongoing and no citations or charges have been issued at this time, though the crash remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Edward George Ward.
Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona
In Arizona, motorcycle wrecks are on the rise and have accounted for a sizable percentage of traffic fatalities over the past several years. Furthermore, according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have more than doubled in the past 25 years nationwide. And across the country, crash statistics show that one in seven deaths on the road occurred on a motorcycle.
Due to the nature of these wrecks, unfortunate consequences plague victims after a motorcycle accident. From long-term physical issues and medical bills to job loss or even death, victims and families are left to cope with devastating circumstances. But the victims and their families affected by these injurious wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help. In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims get justice and a fair settlement to compensate for their damages from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle crashes. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own, contact our crash lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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