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Tucson, AZ – Tyson Herbert Waltke Killed in Motorcycle Crash on W Wetmore Rd

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Tucson, AZ – Tyson Herbert Waltke Killed in Motorcycle Crash on W Wetmore Rd

Tucson, AZ (October 16, 2020) – One man lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident reported near midtown on Tuesday evening. Just before 6 p.m., on October 13, the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on West Wetmore Road.

Reports show that 46-year-old Tyson Herbert Waltke was riding east on Wetmore Road on a 1985 Honda motorcycle when his vehicle collided with a westbound purple 2016 Toyota RAV4 as the driver attempted to make a left turn into 1 W Wetmore Road.

The motorcyclist was fatally injured as a result of the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the Waltke deceased. The driver of the RAV4, who was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, was not injured.

At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tyson Herbert Waltke at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle 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. More than 2,700 motorcycle accidents take place throughout the state of Arizona annually. Many motorcyclists are left vulnerable to the impact of motor vehicles because they maintain little protection from harm while riding. Motorcycles can be enjoyable to ride, but doing so comes with significant risks to riders. Although we hope that everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is far from reality.

Every year, more than 900 motor vehicle accidents in Arizona cause the death of at least one person involved. When motorcycles are involved in these accidents, the chances of catastrophic and fatal injuries are drastically increased. These vehicles leave riders without adequate protection, which can be life-threatening during collisions. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Arizona as soon as possible.

Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of a loved one’s accident can help to ensure you are in the best position imaginable to get the justice and compensation you deserve. At Rockafellow Law Firm, we handle every case with compassion and the tenacity necessary to protect the legal rights of grieving families. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Arizona work diligently to protect the legal rights of families so they can maximize their recoveries and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We wholeheartedly believe that families deserve justice after losing loved ones in unexpected collisions. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Arizona at (520) 334-1354 to schedule a free case evaluation to explore 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 you.

Note: We utilize outside sources to gather the facts and information that are used in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include independent news sources, police accident reports, as well as first-hand witness accounts of injury accidents. For that reason, Rockafellow Law Firm has not independently verified the details of this accident. If there is information that is not correct in this post, please contact our firm immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like us to remove the post completely, we will do so upon request.

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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