Tucson, AZ (September 23, 2019) – A man has died one week after a bicycle accident in midtown Tucson.
According to officials from the Tucson Police Department, 25-year-old Rene Navarro Jr. was seriously injured after being struck by a 2013 Jeep Patriot while riding his bicycle near North Estrella Avenue and East Grant Road, just east of North Stone Avenue. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
Detectives determined that Navarro was traveling northbound on Estrella Avenue and attempting to cross Grant Road westward when the westbound SUV hit him. Due to Navarro being west of its location, the nearby High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk was not activated and traffic signals were green for east and westbound traffic.
Police also noted that Navarro was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The accident is still under investigation, though a DUI officer determined the driver of the Jeep was not impaired. No charges or citations have been issued.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Rene Navarro Jr.
According to the National Traffic Highway Administration, approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents across the country. Additionally, Arizona leads the nation in cycling accidents, with a large number of such incidents attributed to the state’s dry, warm climate and cycling-friendly streets. But cycling accidents are rising overall nationwide due to rising fuel and vehicle costs.
Bicycle accidents often result in serious or even fatal consequences. When victims are killed in these accidents, which often occur due to the negligence of other drivers, families are left to pick up the pieces. If you’ve been injured in a biking accident or have lost a loved one after a crash, contact a skilled Arizona bicycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal options.
At ELG Law, our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Our lawyers can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve after a traumatic wreck. Contact us at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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