Young Man Killed in Tucson Pedestrian As a Result of a Drag Race
Drag racing is an activity that is generally taken part in by young people, and it's illegal almost everywhere in the United States because of the obvious dangers it presents to anyone involved and to anyone in the area at the time. Unfortunately, outlawing this practice does not prevent it from occurring. Tragically, police suspect that a drag race was taking place yesterday afternoon that led to a fatal Tucson pedestrian accident when a man who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time was hit and killed. Police have made one arrest in the matter.
According to authorities, this fatal Tucson pedestrian accident occurred yesterday at approximately 3 p.m. on South Campbell Avenue at East Minorka Street, near East Drexel Road. According to witnesses, two cars were headed south on South Campbell Avenue in a race when one of the vehicles veered out of control, slammed into a fire hydrant and then hit the unidentified pedestrian, killing him instantly. The pedestrian was believed to be in his teens. Since then, police have arrested 18-year-old Daniel J. Amado on suspicion of leaving the scene of a deadly accident.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young person who was killed. His family is about to receive news that no family should ever have to receive. In addition, this Tucson pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur, and they lead to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month across the state.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, the man who was arrested will face serious criminal charges. In addition, he could face an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit if one is filed by the family of the person who was killed. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, the family could recover 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 in a crash, 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 the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.