Tucson, AZ (July 21, 2022) – On Tuesday, July 19th, a man sustained critical injuries after he was struck by the driver of a vehicle in Tucson.
The pedestrian-involved collision took place at about 9:45 p.m. in the area of Limberlost Drive and Oracle Road.
Upon their arrival, first responders transported the pedestrian, a man in his 30s, to a local hospital in a life-threatening condition.
The driver of the striking vehicle stayed at the scene after the collision.
The eastbound lanes of Limberlost were closed off to give way to an investigation. No additional details were immediately available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Rights in Arizona
Arizona pedestrians are in a significant amount of danger, but some are more exposed to risk than others.
The kinds of pedestrians most likely to be hit by a motor vehicle in Phoenix are:
- Senior citizens and kids
- Parents walking small children or pushing strollers
- Joggers and runners
The state of Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States. A publication released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported that, in the first six months of 2016, the state witnessed a total of 4.1 pedestrian deaths out of every 100,000 residents.
When an accident does occur, pedestrians have no safety features to ensure their protection. They are fully exposed to the elements, making them subject to enduring critical and even fatal injuries when they come into contact with an automobile.
Additionally, pedestrians who are wearing headphones or texting may not be as conscious of their surroundings and, therefore, are more likely to be involved in a collision. Motorists, however, are required to show the greatest duty of care to walkers at all times. Even if a pedestrian is pushing a baby stroller or listening to music at the time of the event, this does not mean they are inherently at fault.
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, call a pedestrian injury lawyer from Saavedra Law at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a no-obligation review of your potential personal injury claim with a member of our legal team 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.