Tucson, AZ – Teenager Killed in ATV Wreck at S Seventh Ave & Michigan Dr
Tucson, AZ (May 25, 2020) – Investigators with the Tucson Police Department stated that a 16-year-old boy involved in an ATV collision late Thursday has since succumbed to his injuries.
Per official reports, the boy was driving an ATV with a 13-year-old passenger late Thursday evening when he collided with a passenger vehicle in a neighborhood on the far south side. Both riders were rushed to Banner University Medical Center via ambulance, where the 16-year-old driver later died from his injuries.
The 13-year-old is still in the hospital receiving care for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to a news release from TPD.
Investigators say the incident occurred near the intersection of South Seventh Avenue and Michigan Drive around 10:00 p.m. The other vehicle involved was identified as a gray 2011 Honda Accord, and police say the driver of the Honda was not impaired at the time of the collision.
Police are still continuing their investigation. No charges or citations have been issued at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious ATV Wrecks in Arizona
Almost 400 ATV-related deaths occur on roadways across the country each year. Furthermore, annual ATV-related deaths on public roads have increased nearly threefold in the past 25 years. States with the highest ATV fatality rates record approximately 20 deaths annually, and Arizona is near the top of the list when it comes to deaths from ATV accidents.
These crashes, especially those that occur as a result of drivers’ negligent actions, can mean tragic circumstances for victims and their families. From medical bills and serious long-term injuries to job loss, devastating consequences may befall victims and their families. However, those affected can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help, and in some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
Our injury accident attorneys in Arizona at ELG have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our Phoenix accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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