Phoenix, AZ – Timothy Jensen Killed in Motorcycle Crash at 19th Ave & McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ (November 18, 2020) – A motorcyclist involved in an accident early Wednesday morning has died.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, 58-year-old Timothy Jensen was on his motorcycle turning left from northbound 19th Avenue to McDowell Road when he was struck by a Toyota Prius. The woman driving the Prius ran a red light and hit Jensen’s bike around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
News footage from the scene of the accident showed the nearly-destroyed motorcycle and the Prius with front-end damage on the driver’s side.
The woman who was driving the Prius that hit Jensen was not hurt in the crash. Investigators say that impairment appears to be a factor in the collision, but no other details were immediately available.
The intersection of the 19th Avenue and McDowell Road was closed while detectives conducted their investigation. They say that the driver could be facing DUI charges but have not released further information at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Timothy Jensen.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona
Per reports from local authorities, motorcycle accidents were responsible for nearly 14% of all traffic fatalities nationwide over the past several years. In fact, motorcycle wrecks are on the rise and have more than doubled in the last 25 years. Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that one in seven fatalities on the road occurred on a motorcycle.
And despite a general decline in the number of crashes and injuries on Arizona roads last year, traffic deaths were at their highest level in more than a decade.
Tragic consequences may befall victims after a motorcycle accident. Crash victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death. But the victims and their families affected by these motorcycle wrecks can contact a Phoenix motorcycle crash lawyer for help. In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims get justice and a fair settlement from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our knowledgeable and compassionate Arizona motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle crashes.
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If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own or your loved one has died in a motorcycle wreck, contact our motorcycle crash lawyers in Arizona at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation today.
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