Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Mark Valenzuela Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash at Irvington Rd
Tucson, AZ (November 3, 2019) – Police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Friday.
Per reports from the Tucson Police Department, the accident occurred at Irvington Road and Campbell Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Tucson Police Department officers responded to the accident near the intersection of East Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue and determined the vehicle involved was traveling westbound on Irvington Road when it hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian, identified as 59-year-old Mark Anthony Valenzuela, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance where he later died.
Witnesses at the scene told police that the male driver of the pickup truck did not stop after the collision and continued westbound. Police are now looking for a large, dark-colored pickup truck lifted with off-road tires. Investigators also found metallic navy blue vehicle parts at the scene, believed to belong to a Nissan Titan pickup.
Anyone with information on the accident can report tips anonymously by calling 88-CRIME.
We offer our condolences to Mark Anthony Valenzuela’s family at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
According to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona recorded 1,764 motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians in 2018. And this increase continues a rising trend of such crashes in recent years. Furthermore, 242 of those crashes involved fatalities, with some involving more than one pedestrian victim.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re following traffic laws and using crosswalks. Pedestrians who are struck by drivers are often left with severe physical and emotional trauma. From high medical costs to long-term physical problems and lost wages, pedestrians suffer greatly after these crashes. However, 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 car accident lawyers is aggressive and knowledgeable. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after an accident.
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