As Tucson car accident attorneys, we are deeply saddened by the number of pedestrian collisions that end in tragedy, including the crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on March 7, according to Tucson News Now. The collision occurred on East Broadway Boulevard when a man exited the back of a bus and stepped out on the right turn lane of the street where he was struck by a van. The man was transported from the scene of the crash to the hospital to be treated for his injuries where he later died. The crash caused all northbound lanes in the area to be closed for over two hours during the investigation and accident cleanup. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim in this fatal pedestrian accident.
Tucson Car Accident Stats
Each year, Tucson car accidents result in the injury or death of more than 3,600 people, occurring to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
Throughout the state of Arizona, reports indicate that nearly 11 percent of all collisions which involve a pedestrian result in the death of the person hit by the motor vehicle. But this does not indicate that Arizona pedestrian collisions are not serious. In fact, nearly 82 percent of all collisions involving a pedestrian result in severe injuries, leaving only seven percent of pedestrian crashes that cause no reported injuries.
Contact a Tucson Car Accident Attorney
A car accident attorney could help the family of the victim in this fatal pedestrian collision by collecting evidence and witness statements as well as bringing in experts to reconstruct the crash in an effort to prove fault or negligence. This helps the family get the answers they deserve as well as possibly construct a case against the person who was at fault. The Husband and Wife Law Team strives to recover damages including costs for funeral expenses and lost future earnings. If your loved one was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you with your wrongful death case.