One Person Killed in Tucson Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 10
Anyone who has driven in Arizona understands that pedestrians are a regular sight in the state in just about any location. However, few if any people would ever expect someone to be walking near or even on an interstate highway. While the facts have yet to be provided in detail, somehow a pedestrian was walking on or near Interstate 10 last night, and that person was eventually hit and killed in a Tucson pedestrian accident. Police are still piecing together what happened.
According to authorities, what we do know is that this fatal Tucson pedestrian accident occurred just after 9 p.m. last night on Interstate 10 in the westbound lanes at Speedway. Authorities have not released the names of anyone involved in the crash, and it is not known at this time if the person who was killed was walking along the roadway or on it. Authorities have cordoned off the area in order to investigate the situation further, and more information will be provided as it's released.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who was killed. Losing a life in such a random and violent manner is always a tragedy, and we hope the family can somehow make sense of this loss soon. In addition, this fatal Tucson pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur, leading to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Obviously, more information would be needed before any legal determination of fault could be made in this fatal Tucson pedestrian accident. If the pedestrian was walking along the road for some reason and was hit by a negligent driver, it could give rise to the filing of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit. If such a lawsuit would be filed and wound up favoring the family, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate them for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love to a negligent driver, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.