UA Student Seriously Injured in Tucson Bicycle Accident
Traffic in and around large college campuses can present several different risks and dangers to those who move through these areas on a regular basis. Pedestrians and bicyclists must share what are sometimes compressed spaces with larger vehicles, and this can lead to serious problems. However, motorists are still expected to obey relevant traffic laws and to drive responsibly. While it's too early to know exactly what happened, what is known is that a UA student was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured in a Tucson bicycle accident.
According to the authorities, this Tucson bicycle accident occurred the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue yesterday at approximately 9:30 a.m. An unidentified 22-year-old male student was riding his bicycle in the intersection when he was hit by a driver who was about to turn left into the intersection, approached the intersection with too much speed, swung wide to the right to avoid other vehicles and hit the bicyclist as a result. No arrests have been made nor have citations been issued at this point.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Statistics
First, we'd like to express our hope that the man who was hit and seriously injured in this Tucson bicycle accident is able to survive the harm he has suffered. Word was released that he is likely to pull through from this crash, and that's obviously very good news. In addition, this Tucson bicycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona bicycle accidents. Every year, almost 2,000 such crashes occur, leading to more than 1,600 injuries and to more than two fatalities every month.
Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
If the facts available are accurate, it seems relatively clear that the driver who swung out and hit the bicyclist was at fault for this crash. If that's the case, it's possible that the injured student could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against that driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates him for his medical costs, any lost income and his pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona personal injury lawyers who have been successfully fighting for the rights of the injured for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.