According to recent Tucson news reports, a local man who was likely a victim of wrongful death suffered his fate after being struck by a hit-and-run driver – He wasn’t struck by gunfire as had been originally reported.

The 25-year-old man, who was discovered lying on the ground near 1400 West Irvington Road at around 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, was first thought to have been shot by a firearm. He later died at a local hospital from multiple injuries.

Now, detectives have determined that his injuries resulted from being struck as a pedestrian by a hit-and-run driver who immediately left the scene of the accident.

Was the phantom driver drunk or drugged?

The disappearing driver involved in this fatality hasn’t been found yet. Still, Tucson police are continuing to investigate, so there’s some reason to hope for a quick arrest in the case.

One of the questions left unanswered is whether the hit-and-runner was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of this accident. All too often, someone who leaves the scene of an accident is later found to be driving while impaired.

A careless, impaired driver may be driving without insurance, or even worse, driving without a license.

In fact, it’s possible that the phantom driver might have every reason to flee the scene and try to evade responsibility for the consequences of his or her actions.

This type of driver is dangerous to everyone, whether pedestrian or motorist.

Protect your rights

In the present case, the authorities were able to correct their original, mistaken hypothesis about what happened to the victim. Still, much more investigation needs to done in order to find that phantom driver.

Once the responsible party is identified, expert legal counsel can help hold them responsible for their actions.

If your loved one has suffered wrongful death through the bad actions of others, whether during a roadway accident or from any other cause, you need experienced legal advice to protect your rights.

Bob Barber is Tucson’s expert wrongful death attorney. He can answer your questions, help hold all responsible parties to account for their actions, and fight to win the financial compensation to which you’re entitled.

Call the Bob Barber Law Firm at 520-293-4440