As Tucson pedestrian accident attorneys, we were sorry to hear about the death of a 36-year-old woman on December 6, 2011, according to a news report on Fox 10. The woman was crossing in the crosswalk at the intersection of East Broadway and South Rosemont Boulevard when she was struck by a motorist at 8:15 a.m. She was transported to a trauma center where she died of her injuries 35 minutes later. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.
Causes of this Tucson Pedestrian Accident
Police say neither alcohol nor excessive speed seemed to play a role in this Tucson pedestrian accident. However, as Tucson pedestrian accident lawyers, we see many pedestrian accidents caused by distracted drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. They either don’t see the pedestrians or aren’t aware of their surroundings in time to stop.
Tucson Pedestrian Accident Law
According to ARS 28-792, the driver of a vehicle must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk on the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling, or is so close to approaching that it would be dangerous for the vehicle to proceed. Also, if a vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk, another driver may both proceed or attempt to pass the stopped vehicle. This driver was cited for a misdemeanor for causing death by moving violation.
How a Tucson Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help
An experienced Tucson pedestrian accident attorney represents families who have lost a loved one because of someone else’s actions or have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. The Husband and Wife Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. advocates for the family and works to recover medical expenses, funeral costs, future lost wages, and more. We begin by investigating the scene where the pedestrian accident took place, as well as talk to witnesses and review police reports. We understand this is an extremely difficult time for the family, and we are here to answer any legal questions. Contact us today for your free consultation at (520) 308-6762.