As experienced Tucson traffic collision attorneys, we were deeply saddened by a fatal crash that occurred on May 20, according to reports by Tucson News Now. According to initial reports from crash investigators, a bicyclist was riding on the shoulder of the road on the Ajo Highway when a car came around the curve near Soledad Avenue, crossed onto the shoulder and struck him. Reports did not indicate whether the cyclist was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash. The bicycle rider was killed in the impact of the crash.
Police arrested the woman who was driving the car and initial reports indicate that she may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Our thoughts are with the family of the man that was killed in this tragic accident and we hope they find comfort for their loss.
Tucson Traffic Collision Statistics
Each year, roughly 520 alcohol-related Tucson traffic collisions are reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). These accidents result in the deaths of approximately 20 people and also lead to serious injuries for an additional 360 people, according to statistical data. Alcohol accident-related deaths account for more than 35 percent of all reported car crash fatalities in the city annually. Statewide, there are approximately 1,915 reported accidents involving cyclists every year that cause injuries to almost 1,600 people and that result in about 20 fatalities. Of the resulting injuries in Arizona bicycle crashes, more than 75 percent of victims are male. In fatal crashes, more than 84 percent of victims are male.
How a Tucson Bicycle Accident Attorney Could Help
The bicycle rider who was killed in this traffic collision left behind a family that may need the assistance of a Tucson bicycle accident attorney to help them through their emotional recovery. Attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer would negotiate with the driver and the insurance company to work out a fair settlement for the family. We would do everything in our power to negotiate compensation for the costs of an unexpected funeral, the permanent loss of income from a family wage earner, and other damages, such as personal suffering. We offer free reviews on every wrongful death case to help victims’ families make the right decisions moving forward. Call the Husband and Wife Law Team today.