Phoenix, AZ (April 3, 2022) – A bicycle accident reported on Saturday evening claimed one man’s life in the Phoenix area. At around 11:15 p.m., authorities were requested to the scene of a traffic collision on 32nd Street.
Reports from the Phoenix Police show that 66-year-old Jesus Quintanilla was riding a bicycle in the crosswalk near 32nd Street and Thomas Road during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle.
Quintanilla suffered severe injuries in the crash. EMS rushed Quintanilla to a local hospital, where he passed away from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jesus Quintanilla. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Despite the fact that the number of accidents decreased by nearly 24% during 2020, the number of fatal accidents saw an unpleasant increase. In fact, a total of 1,057 people were fatally injured in traffic-related incidents in the state of Arizona in 2020. This number was up more than 9% from 2019.
There are many reasons why fatal accidents take place in our state. However, studies have routinely found that some form of negligence was involved in more than 80% of crashes. We see far too many people in our state lose their lives in accidents due to the actions of other drivers. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents include:
- Driving while impaired: Nearly 4.56% of total crashes in our state involved driving while under the influence of alcohol. More than 17% of all fatal crashes involved at least one driver who was impaired.
- Distractions: More than 9% of fatal crashes in Arizona involve at least one driver who was distracted. When drivers text, change the radio, or reach for objects in their vehicles, they take their attention off the road ahead.
- Speeding: Studies show that more than 31% of all fatal accidents in our state involve speeding.
Regardless of the fact that these actions are completely negligent, and there are several laws in place to prevent drivers from engaging in this type of behavior, we continue to see innocent people impacted by these and other acts of negligence. When victims lose their lives in accidents, it is crucial that their families seek the guidance of a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix right away.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Phoenix car accident attorney Freddy Saavedra has proven time and time again that he can take the heat in the courtroom. Saavedra Law Firm’s fearless legal team has stood by the sides of families who have lost loved ones in accidents to ensure their rights and best interests are protected.
If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contact our Arizona personal injury law firm by calling 602-753-8917 to get started on your case.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.