Tucson, AZ - Police Searching for Driver Who Left Cyclist for Dead at N. Oracle Rd and E. Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ – Police Search for Driver Who Left Cyclist For Dead at N. Oracle Rd and E. Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ (August 15, 2022) – Officers from the Tucson Police Department are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run who left a bicycle rider dead at an intersection in Tucson, on Sunday, August 14th. 

Officers were dispatched to the scene in the area of East Grant Road and North Oracle Road at about 5:30 a.m. 

Upon their arrival, they discovered a man lying in the roadway with injuries associated with being hit by a car.  

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Details are limited at this time. 

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

Bicycle Accidents in Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Police Searching for Driver Who Left Cyclist for Dead at N. Oracle Rd and E. Grant Rd

There are many scenarios that can result in a collision involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist. Ideally, every driver would give their full attention to the roadway, pedestrians, and bike riders at all times, but, regrettably, this doesn’t always happen. 

Some frequent contributors to bike accidents in Arizona are:

  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Failing to yield
  • Driving in a designated bike lane
  • Dooring 
  • Disregarding traffic signals or signs
  • Speeding
  • Dangerous or illegal turns
  • Dangerous or illegal lane changes
  • Pulling into traffic without looking  

In addition to other drivers, cyclists also face additional worries. There is a shortage of both suitable warning signs and designated bike lanes. Bike lanes are not fully incorporated into many of Arizona’s roadways. Even though this is slowly starting to change, there are still many areas that do not take adequate care to ensure 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.   

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a bicycle accident, contact 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.