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Tucson, AZ – One Killed & One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ – One Killed & One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ (December 14, 2020) – Two people have died after a hit-and-run crash occurred on Friday on the south side, according to a press release shared by Tucson Police Department on Monday.

According to officers with the TPD, one person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and one other victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The two pedestrians were reportedly struck while walking on a sidewalk on the 1300 block of West Ajo Way, just west of South Valley Road. The incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

Police said the vehicle that hit the two victims was traveling eastbound in the curb lane of Ajo Way when it drove up onto the sidewalk. At that point, the driver struck the two women and allegedly fled the scene without stopping.

TPD has not yet been able to identify the individual or the vehicle, but anyone with information about the crash is advised to call 99-CRIME.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona

12.14 Tucson, AZ - One Killed & One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Ajo WayData released by the Arizona Department of Transportation recently show that nearly 130,000 crashes occurred throughout the state last year. Of those wrecks, several hundred were fatal hit-and-run accidents in Arizona. In fact, several Arizona interstates claim the highest rates of these deadly accidents, and other major thoroughfares in the greater Phoenix area are also subject to an increased number of hit-and-run accidents.

More than any other type of collision, these hit-and-run accidents cause emotional distress, long-term physical problems, issues with insurance companies, and even lost wages or fatal consequences for victims. When victims succumb to their injuries, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces during the worst time of their lives.

However, victims and their families can seek help from an Arizona personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.

At ELG, 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 Accident Attorneys.

We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case.  Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice. Plus, we don’t cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.

ELG’s Phoenix car accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another driver.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.