A new proposal from Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild could help to reduce the number of Tucson pedestrian collisions that happen every year, according to an article published by the Arizona Daily Star. Though the plan is not specifically aimed at reducing crashes with pedestrians, the mayor’s plan to change Congress Street into a pedestrian mall would increase foot traffic and completely eliminate vehicle traffic, except for the new streetcar system. The new plan would also provide for additional bicycle traffic, which has been a danger to cyclists with both traffic and light rail systems taking over the streets in downtown Tucson. The change could reduce the large number of news reports involving pedestrian and bicycle wrecks that happen in the downtown area annually.
Tucson Pedestrian Collisions and Statewide Crash Facts
Multiple Tucson pedestrian collisions have occurred in the downtown area and these crashes contribute heavily to the more than 1,500 accidents involving pedestrians that happen each year throughout the state, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 150 pedestrians are reported as killed in accidents with motor vehicles each year. Reports also indicate that around 1,255 pedestrians sustain moderate to serious injuries in car crashes annually. Roughly 72 percent of pedestrian-involved collisions that occur each year happen in urban areas like downtown Tucson. These urban incidents account for more than 70 percent of pedestrian-accident fatalities and more than 75 percent of all pedestrian injuries.
Why Involve a Tucson Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney
With more people engaging in foot traffic in the downtown area than ever before, Tucson pedestrian collisions are becoming more common, and a skilled pedestrian accident injury attorney may be needed to help sort out the details after an accident. The Husband and Wife Law Team works with accident victims to help them determine the best course of action to move forward with a case against the driver who hit them.
We do whatever we can to ensure that victims receive fair compensation to cover their crash-related expenses like medical services, missed days of work, and subsequently lost wages, emotional trauma, and other damages. Contact attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer now for a no-cost evaluation of your case and help moving forward.