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Tucson, AZ – Christopher Dering Killed in Pedestrian Crash on San Joaquin Rd

Tucson, AZ (October 25, 2020) – One person lost their life after a pedestrian accident in the Tucson area. At approximately 10 p.m., on October 23, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the site of a vehicle collision on San Joaquin Road.

Reports show that 33-year-old Christopher Dering was traveling on a Razer scooter near the southbound lane of San Joaquin Road toward Ajo Highway when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.

Dering was struck a second time but a northbound vehicle, sustaining severe injuries. Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the incident and pronounced the man deceased. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Christopher Dering at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona


Every day, pedestrian accidents take place across the United States that have a life-changing impact on both victims and their families. Many of these accidents take place here in Arizona. In 2018, statistics show that 1,764 pedestrians were involved in motor vehicle crashes throughout the state of Arizona. The number of pedestrian accidents continues to increase each year, leaving numerous victims with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment. These accidents often result in critical and life-threatening injuries, especially when SUVs and other large vehicles are involved. Victims harmed in pedestrian accidents often require emergency surgery, hospitalization, and therapy. Many injured pedestrians require hospitalization and suffer from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other traumatic injuries that have a debilitating impact on their lives.

Due to the fact that pedestrians are exposed during collisions, they are more likely to sustain injuries that require long-term treatment. Regardless of the number of treatment options available, there is no promise that victims are going to fully recover from their injuries. Many victims never truly recover from their injuries. Instead, they are left permanently disabled from their injuries and forced to endure lifelong pain and suffering. Regrettably, not everyone survives their injuries. Thousands of people end up passing away as a result of their injuries, leaving families torn apart. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Arizona as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after an unexpected loss.

Working with a knowledgeable, effective, and competent legal team after a tragic loss will ensure you are in the best position possible to recover from your loss. Our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys at Rockafellow Law Firm strive to help families recover after losing loved ones in motor vehicle accidents Our attorneys are dedicated to providing proven and trusted legal representation to ensure wrongdoers are held accountable and families get the justice and compensation they need and deserve. Contact our personal injury law firm in Tucson at (520) 334-1354 to discuss legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one.

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Disclaimer: Rockafellow Law Firm is proud to be members of our local business community and strive to improve the quality of life of everyone who resides in the great state of Arizona. Our goal is to draw attention to the dangers related to serious injury accidents in Arizona and hope that our community members will take the necessary precautions to avoid such incidents. None of the information that is provided in this post should be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This post is not meant to be a solicitation for business. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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