Last week was a deadly one on Tucson’s streets – three pedestrians were killed. One of the drivers was arrested for DUI.

All of the accidents occurred after dark when visibility is limited. Tucson has seen a number of road related fatalities this year, including bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. According to TPD, in 2015, six people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents. This year’s total to date is already seven.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 24% of all pedestrian fatalities in 2014 occurred between 9pm and midnight. See the report here: NHTSA Report

What can be done to avoid these tragedies?

If you’re a driver, pay careful attention and remember that pedestrians sometimes don’t use crosswalks. As a driver, you could still be at fault for hitting someone, even if they aren’t in a crosswalk. Watch out for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. Expect the unexpected, especially at night. Everyone is a pedestrian in one way or another. Let’s make sure that Tucson’s streets are safe for all of us.

We don’t want to see anyone hurt and we’re sad for the tragic loss of life that occurred last week in Tucson.

The Leader Law Firm has handled several pedestrian fatality cases. If you’ve or a loved one has been affected by a tragedy like this, an expert  can help you navigate a difficult situation.

Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Please-everybody, be safe on our streets.