Tucson, AZ – Joseph Santos-Nelson Killed in Bicycle Accident at 22nd St
Tucson, AZ (November 18, 2019) – A 22-year-old man was killed on Monday after he was struck by a vehicle head-on on Tucson’s east side.
According to officers from the Tucson Police Department, Joseph Abdiel Santos-Nelson was riding eastbound in the westbound curb lane of 22nd Street, near South Vista Overlook Drive. As he was riding, a driver in a westbound-traveling Chevrolet Silverado struck Santos-Nelson. Tucson paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after Santos-Nelson was hit, but it appears that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Tucson police news release determined the driver was not speeding through the area or impaired when the collision occurred, though the accident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Joseph Abdiel Santos-Nelson at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
According to the National Traffic Highway Administration, approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents across the country. Additionally, Arizona leads the nation in cycling accidents, with a large number of such incidents attributed to the state’s dry, warm climate and cycling-friendly streets. But cycling accidents are rising overall nationwide due to rising fuel and vehicle costs.
Bicycle accidents often result in serious or even fatal consequences. When victims are killed in these accidents, which often occur due to the negligence of other drivers, families are left to pick up the pieces. If you’ve been injured in a biking accident or have lost a loved one after a crash, contact a skilled Arizona bicycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal options.
At ELG Law, our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Our lawyers can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve after a traumatic wreck. Contact us at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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