Tucson, AZ – Sidney Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Crash on W Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ (August 12, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported on Tuesday in the Tucson area claimed one victim’s life. At approximately 3:45 a.m., on August 11, the Tucson Fire Department was dispatched to the site of a crash on West Valencia Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that 35-year-old Sidney Garcia was attempting to cross the roadway on West Valencia Road at the intersection with South 12th Avenue when he was struck by a 2000 Dodge Ramp 3500, which was traveling eastbound along the roadway. The driver stopped the vehicle and attempted to render aid while waiting for emergency medical personnel to arrive. Garcia was declared deceased at the scene. Investigations surrounding the crash are currently underway.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
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.
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.
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