Tucson, AZ (February 8, 2020) – Officers from the Tucson Police Department have released further details after a crash in the southbound lanes of I-19 in Tucson early on Friday.
According to information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. near KM 75, just south of Sahuarita Road. The truck driver was not seriously injured, but Tucson EMTs were at the scene to treat victims. They have now reported the death of Fr. Raul Valencia, Pastor of Santa Monica Parish.
The Diocese said that the 60-year-old Valencia was on his way to visit family in Nogales when the accident happened.
It’s unclear how many other vehicles were involved in the accident, though the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Fr. Raul Valencia. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
According to accident numbers recorded by the Arizona Department of Transportation, a total of 97 deaths, 2,728 injuries and 516 instances of damaged property occurred in 2012 after 12,500 truck and bus accidents. And when it comes to truck and bus accidents, the results for those involved are often devastating.
Due to the nature of truck accidents, injuries and property damage are often much more serious. When victims are involved in accidents with trucks contracted to large companies, they could be facing an uphill battle with insurance companies, especially when fatalities are involved. But those affected by these sudden, unforeseen, and stressful crashes can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in a wreck resulting from other drivers’ negligent actions.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking the justice and fair compensation that victims deserve after a crash. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation. Our team of skilled, knowledgeable lawyers is here to help make your recovery process as stress-free as possible.
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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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