Tucson, AZ – Henry Varelas Struck & Killed on N Balboa Ave
Tucson, AZ (October 23, 2020) – One man has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. On October 15, the Tucson Police Department responded to the site of a crash on North Balboa Avenue.
Reports provided by authorities show that 49-year-old Henry Varelas was riding a bicycle on North Balboa Avenue when he was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection with Blacklidge Drive. Varelas sustained critical injuries in the crash and was rushed to Banner University Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the truck remained at the scene of the accident and spoke to law enforcement following the crash. The driver was not injured in the accident.
On October 21, authorities announced that Varelas succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Henry Varelas. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Statistics from 2018 show that over 108,000 auto accidents occurred throughout Arizona that involved two or more vehicles. When multiple vehicles are involved in collisions, the possibilities of injuries are greatly increased. In fact, more than 36,500 of these accidents leave one or more people injured. Many victims end up passing away as a result of their injuries. Despite the fact that pedestrian accidents account for only 1.39% of accidents in our state, the number of fatal pedestrian incidents increased by around 63% between 2014 to 2018. Now, more than 250 pedestrians lose their lives in auto accidents throughout Arizona each year in these preventable collisions. Those on bicycles are at an increased risk because they are usually traveling at a higher rate of speed than most pedestrians.
Thousands of pedestrians throughout the United States are fatally injured in pedestrian accidents due to the negligent actions of drivers. In fact, more than 80% of collisions are caused by driver error. 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. Meet with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine the best legal options available to help your family get the justice you deserve after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one.
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