Tucson, AZ – Cyclist Struck & Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run at Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ (January 21, 2020) – Officers with the Tucson Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred at Fort Lowell Road and Mountain Avenue on Tuesday that led to the hospitalization of one man.
Officer Francisco Magos said units were on the scene and discovered that a driver struck a cyclist and fled the scene. The cyclist was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident remains under investigation. Identifying information about the driver or the cyclist has not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
According to recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise. In fact, approximately 40 percent of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by distracted drivers hitting cyclists, even when riders were observing traffic laws by using bike lanes or the sidewalk.
Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death after a crash. These victims are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG Law’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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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.