Tucson, AZ – Michael Ortiz Killed in Pedestrian Accident at W Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ – Michael Ortiz Killed in Pedestrian Accident at W Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ (February 16, 2021) – A 58-year-old man is dead after a pedestrian accident occurred on the 1100 block of West Ajo Way on Sunday evening.

Per reports from the Tucson Police Department, Michael Bernard Ortiz was attempting to cross Ajo Way around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a silver 2013 Subaru BRZ that was traveling eastbound. Officers from Operations Division South and Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and found Ortiz in the roadway. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Subaru stopped after the collision and cooperated with the investigation. A DUI officer determined that the driver was not impaired at the time of the collision.

The accident remains under investigation, and no further details have been released. No charges or citations have been filed at this time.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Michael Bernard Ortiz.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona 

2.16 Tucson, AZ - Michael Ortiz Killed in Pedestrian Accident at W Ajo WayClimbing to triple digits in several high-population areas across the state, including the greater Phoenix, area pedestrian accidents are on the rise, per information from local authorities. From Tempe to Mesa or Scottsdale and beyond, these unfortunate incidents are on the rise. Oftentimes, these serious crashes are the result of distracted or impaired driving.

After these pedestrian incidents, victims are left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and emotional trauma. And when victims succumb to their injuries after these devastating incidents, their grieving families are left to pick up the pieces. That’s why it’s essential for victims and their families to speak with an Arizona personal injury attorney in their time of need.

Our Arizona attorneys at ELG have extensive experience and are fully committed to helping victims seek the justice they deserve. In fact, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no. Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG.

We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of each client. Plus, because every consultation is free, there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice in your time of need. At ELGPhx.com, we do not cut corners, and we won’t use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. That means you get personalized care in your time of need.

If you have been injured in an accident that occurred through no fault of your own or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, contact our accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 for more information. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions. Our skilled, compassionate lawyers are ready to help you and your family safeguard your legal rights following an accident.

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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.