Tucson, AZ (February 5, 2020) – A man has died several days after he was struck by a vehicle that swerved across the road and into a parking lot after a crash on Tucson’s north side.
Officials say that John Gordon Dear, 70, was hospitalized immediately after being hit in the January 19 crash. In the crash, a 2006 Toyota Tacoma was making a turn from Prince Road onto First Avenue and collided with a 2007 Dodge Charger. The Charger then veered across Prince Road and into a parking lot at the intersection, striking Dear. Dear died on February 1, according to authorities.
Both drivers stayed at the scene of the wreck and cooperated with the investigation. No citations have been issued in the crash, though it remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of John Gordon Dear.
According to nationwide studies, Arizona claims one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths across the country each year. 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.
Injurious pedestrian accidents often result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. However, victims can contact an 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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