Phoenix, AZ – Ronald Osterman Killed in Motorcycle Wreck at 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ (October 12, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that happened on Saturday afternoon.
Officials say that the crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. near 19th and Glendale Avenues. The incident involved a Chevrolet Silverado and a KTM dual-sport motorcycle that collided in the intersection. Per reports from Phoenix police, the motorcyclist was riding eastbound when he passed a car and crashed into the Silverado that was making a turn onto Glendale Avenue.
The motorcyclist, identified as 26-year-old Ronald Osterman, was wearing a helmet but was pronounced dead at the scene. The 69-year-old man driving the Silverado was evaluated for impairment, but police say that impairment was not a factor in this crash. He sustained minor injuries as a result of the wreck.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Ronald Osterman. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Phoenix
According to information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have more than doubled in the past 25 years. Furthermore, crash statistics show that one in seven deaths on the highway happened on a motorcycle.
Due to the nature of these accidents, victims often experience tragic results. From long-term physical problems and medical bills to job loss or even death, motorcycle crashes leave victims and their families in an unbelievably tough position. But those affected by these critical wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help.
In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims secure the justice and fair settlement they deserve from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle accidents. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own or lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligent actions, call our crash lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.