Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Gerald Zushin Hit & Killed on 1st Ave

Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Gerald Zushin Hit & Killed on 1st Ave

Tucson, AZ (October 6, 2019) – Detectives with the Tucson Police Department have identified the 83-year-old man who was killed in a pedestrian accident on Thursday morning.

Gerald Zushin was attempting to cross 1st Avenue near East Prince Road when he was struck by a driver in a Nissan Altima traveling southbound around 6:00 a.m.

A Tucson police news release said that the driver involved remained at the scene. A DUI officer later determined the driver was not impaired, and no arrests or citations have been issued as of Friday afternoon. 

Our condolences go out to the family of Gerald Zushin at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona

One pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of collisions across the country. And Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. In fact, there has been a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the past 10 years statewide, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries or death as a result of these accidents, even when they use crosswalks. Oftentimes, pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are left with expensive medical bills, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. But the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.

When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of auto accident lawyers has years of knowledge and experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.

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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.