Early this morning in Tucson, Arizona, a man was struck and killed in a tragic pedestrian-car accident.
Pima County Sheriff's Office officials stated that deputies from the Foothills district received a call at about 6:00 a.m. reporting a collision on Rudasill Road near La Canada Drive.
When police arrived on the scene, they found 55-year-old Peter Morse to be suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck by a Toyota van.
To help with the investigation, Pima County Sheriff's Traffic Unit personnel were called in. They determined that Morse had been walking westbound along the side of the roadway when he was hit by the Toyota which had been traveling eastbound, being driven by 69-year-old Douglas Soukup.
After determining these facts to be more than reasonably accurate, officers arrested Soukup on the charges of: causing serious physical injury or death by a moving vehicle, driving without due care, and failure to control speed to avoid an accident.
Officials have stated that the investigation into the details of this incident is ongoing.
This is a such a sad story to hear about, and as a Arizona car accident attorney, it is one we hear about far too often.
As a motorist, it is often difficult to spot pedestrians, as well as motorcyclists and bicyclists, and we must make sure to be doubly cautious any time we take to the roads to ensure that we do everything in our power to not lose them in our vehicles' blind spots.
Our wrongful death law firm in Arizona offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this tragic incident.