Tucson, AZ - Cyclist Critical After Being Struck by Driver on N. Euclid Ave

Tucson, AZ – Cyclist Critical After Being Struck by Driver on N. Euclid Ave

Tucson, AZ (July 29, 2022) – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 27th, one person sustained serious injuries during a two-vehicle crash in Tucson.

According to reports, the crash took place on North Euclid Avenue between East Seneca Street and East Grant Road when the driver of a car struck a person riding a bicycle, leaving them with serious injuries. 

Euclid Avenue was temporarily closed down to give way to the investigation and was re-opened to traffic at about 1:00 p.m. 

The victim’s name has not been released. No additional information has been made available. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Causes of Arizona Bicycle Accidents

Tucson, AZ - Cyclist Critical After Being Struck by Driver on N. Euclid Ave

There are many sets of circumstances that can cause a collision between a motor vehicle and a person riding a bicycle. In a perfect world, every driver would give their complete attention to the roadway, pedestrians, and bicycle riders at all times, but, unfortunately, this does not always happen. 

Some common contributors to bicycle accidents in the area are:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drivers who fail to yield
  • Drivers entering a designated bike lane
  • Dooring 
  • Drivers who disregard traffic lights or stop signs
  • Drivers who speed
  • Drivers who make unsafe or unlawful turns
  • Drivers who make unsafe or unlawful lane changes
  • Drivers entering traffic from a parking lot or driveway without looking  
  • Drivers pulling into an intersection in front of a cyclist

Besides other drivers on the roadway, bicyclists also face additional concerns. There is a shortage of appropriate street warning signs as well as lanes designated for cyclists only. Bicyclists and bike lanes are not fully integrated into the roadways of many of Arizona’s communities. Even though this is gradually starting to change, there are still numerous areas that do not take adequate care to make sure that riders are protected from foreseeable accidents.

Both of these foster an environment where serious accidents involving bicycles are likely to take place. Even with all of these obstacles to safe cycling in mind, however, driver disregard and driver distraction remain the two leading causes of fatal and injury-causing bicycle accidents in the Phoenix area.   

Our fatal bicycle accident attorneys in Phoenix are result-oriented. Our focus is on being there for our clients when they need us, answering all of their questions, helping them side-step common mistakes, and circumventing the legal impediments that usually arise throughout the claims process.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a bicycle accident, call the Arizona bicycle accident lawyers at Saavedra Law at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free, no-obligation review with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.

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.