Best Lawyers in America
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in America. Our firm was designated as a Tier 1 law firm in Personal Injury Litigation in the organization's "Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms" rankings for 2019.
Top-Rated Law Firm
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is rated AV Preeminent by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. This is the highest possible designation and is reserved for law firms with the strongest legal ability and highest ethical standards.
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 325-6025 FAX
Tucson Arizona Car Accident News
A head-on crash involving six vehicles claimed the lives of four people on I-10 northwest of Tucson on Friday.
Stephen Florio died as the result of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon. Tucson Police investigators report that Mr. Florio was riding his Harley-Davidson westbound on 22nd Street near Fordham Drive when a sedan pulled in front of his motorcycle from a side street.
Arianna Nicole Baca, age 18 from Tucson, was killed when the car in which she was a passenger rolled off SR-89 about 20 miles north of Flagstaff on Monday morning. She was a sophomore at Northern Arizona University.
Paul Costello was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger left the roadway and crashed into a tree just prior to midnight on Saturday night.
An as-yet unidentified 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Tucson's west side last Friday night. According to witnesses, the pedestrian was crossing Speedway Boulevard on Grande Avenue. They say he was struck by a westbound vehicle that was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.
Brianna Varnam died as the result of injuries she received when her car collided with a pickup truck last Thursday evening. Emergency personnel from several agencies responded to the car accident at the intersection of Powerline Road and Stockton Road in Safford.
Carl Howard was killed in a pedestrian accident while crossing Speedway Boulevard on Saturday night. Tucson Police were called to the scene at Speedway, just east of Pantano Road around 7:30 p.m.
Emmeal Martin succumbed to injuries he sustained in a car accident last Saturday morning. Tucson Police Department accident investigators reported that a Kia Sportage SUV was traveling east on 22nd Street when the light at Alvernon turned red. The driver did not stop for the red light.
Margot Kellum was struck by a vehicle as she crossed Speedway Boulevard on Monday night. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
Renee Doty died as the result of injuries she received in a motorcycle accident on Stone Avenue on Sunday night. Ms. Doty was the passenger on the back of a motorcycle that was northbound on Stone near Limberlost Drive.
Eddie Kim was killed when a Chrysler PT Cruiser reportedly failed to yield the right of way and struck Mr. Kim’s car broadside. The car accident occurred at Grant Road and Palo Verde Boulevard on Thursday night.
Marcus Johnson died when the car he was driving became airborne and struck a house in Tucson early Sunday morning.
Cathy Morales died in an accident on I-10 near Kolb Road last Friday. According to DPS accident investigators, Ms. Morales was driving an SUV westbound on I-10 when, for reasons not yet known, her vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes of traffic where it struck a white SUV.
Gabriel Ramirezwas killed early Saturday morning as he crossed a street near the intersection of Valencia Road and Fiesta Avenue in Tucson. Tucson Police Department accident investigators stated that a vehicle proceeding westbound on Valencia struck Mr. Ramirez.
Shirley Taylor died as a result of injuries she received when her car was one of seven vehicles involved in a horrific accident at Flowing Wells and Wetmore on Wednesday evening. Pima County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that seven people were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
David Alva was struck and killed by a van that veered off the roadway as he rode his bicycle on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Alva was riding southbound on the shoulder of Buffalo Soldier Trail near Garden Avenue when a white Dodge Caravan driven by Jared McDonald veered from the roadway and struck him.
Rose Davila died Sunday from injuries she received on April 27th when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed Speedway Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle that struck Ms. Davila is still at large. The only description of the vehicle that police have is that of a four-door sedan.
The parking lot of an auto shop on Tucson’s south side was the site of a fatality when a patron was run over by one of the shop’s pickup trucks at about 11:30 yesterday morning. Tucson Police Department accident investigators identified the victim as Manuel Castro Leon.
An infant and a man were ejected from their car when it was t-boned in an accident in southwest Tucson on Tuesday. Both were transported to Banner University Medical Center by paramedics with the Tucson Fire Department. The infant later died and the man remains hospitalized in critical condition.
A head-on collision on SR-92 near Sierra Vista last Friday claimed the life of David Phillips. Mr. Phillips was operating his motorcycle southbound on SR-92 when a minivan driven by Branden Puffer crossed his path while making a left turn onto Saint Andrews Drive.
Trelyn Thorns was killed when the car her mother was driving was struck by a red light runner at Broadway Boulevard and Harrison Road on Wednesday night.
Barbara Angiolini was killed when an out-of-control SUV jumped the curb of the sidewalk where she was standing outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday morning.
Linda Gonzales remains hospitalized in intensive care following a bizarre accident while riding a motorcycle driven by her fiancé, Ron Bondy. The couple was enjoying an afternoon ride near their home in the vicinity of Pantano and Irvington Roads on February 7th when the accident occurred. Near their destination, Mr. Bondy reached forward to activate a switch on the motorcycle, just as their motorcycle ran into a flat-braid rope suspended over the roadway. Ms. Gonzales took the full brunt of the force of the collision. Accident investigators reported the rope was tied to a tree on one side of the roadway and a mailbox on the other.
A head-on collision on SR-82 just outside Patagonia claimed the lives of two people Monday afternoon. Frederick Sang, II, age 66 of Patagonia, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on SR-82 when, for unknown reasons, his truck crossed the center line of the roadway and collided head-on with a westbound commercial vehicle driven by Miniatu “Mia” Renee Sannoh, of Houston, Texas. Both drivers succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.
Kerry O’Donnell was struck and killed by a school bus as she crossed a street on Thursday at about 7:00 a.m. The tragic accident occurred at the intersection of Swan and Fort Lowell.
Randy Zimmerman was killed when his motorcycle smashed into the side of an SUV on Thursday morning. The Tucson Police Department responded to the accident at Stone Avenue and Blackridge Drive.
John Hartenbach was killed Wednesday when a car struck his bicycle as he was riding on Tucson’s northwest side. Accident investigators with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department report that Mr. Hartenbach was riding his bicycle near River and Shannon Road when he was struck.
A rollover accident on northbound Interstate 19 near the San Xavier Road exit killed Maria Concepcion and Marco Valles and sent the other passengers to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. Accident investigators are blaming the rollover on tire failure.
Jimena Jimenez died Saturday when she was struck by a car on 12th Avenue near Canada Street. Ms. Jimenez reportedly was crossing the street when the accident occurred.
Juanita Garcia died as the result of injuries she received Sunday night in an accident on South Nogales Highway. Ms. Garcia was the passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a truck.
Leonard Green was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he sat on a bench waiting for the bus last Wednesday night. A woman also was injured. Tucson Police arrested Ruben Aulbert Lemon on Saturday night at a residence in the 100 block of East Pastime Road. Lemon is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Other charges may be added later.
An accident on Interstate 10 involving two commercial trucks, an SUV and a pickup truck claimed the life of one of the drivers, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators.
Officers with the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Oracle Road and Auto Mall Drive at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday. Mihir Dixit was one of three occupants in the car driven by Anthony Hall, age 18. Mr. Dixit was found deceased in the rear seat. An adult female in the front seat was seriously injured, yet is expected to recover.
Last week, I wrote about a series of hit-and-run collisions on July 27th that left Hannah Parkhurst, age 21, in a coma. Regrettably, Ms. Parkhurst passed away yesterday at Banner University Medical Center - Tucson.
An alleged impaired driver caused six hit-and-run accidents on Tucson’s east side last Thursday. Hannah Parkhurst, the victim of the sixth accident, remains hospitalized in a coma.
A hit-and-run accident on Oracle Road on Monday morning resulted in the death of an as-yet unidentified man. The pedestrian was walking south in an outside lane near the intersection of Oracle and Las Lomitas Roads around 12:45 a.m. when he was struck, first by a pickup truck and then by a van. Neither vehicle stopped to render aid. Tragically, the pedestrian died at the scene.
A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries as the result of a hit-and-run accident Saturday evening at about 6:00 p.m.
An accident caused by a red-light runner left one person dead and another in critical condition. The four vehicle crash occurred on Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Pima Street and Craycroft Road.
Steve Prophet was seriously injured when the car in which he was a passenger left the roadway and overturned on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred near First Avenue and Golf Course Road in Thatcher.
Early in the morning of June 10th, Rafiq Oulebsir was struck by a driver who then fled the scene near Speedway and Third Avenue.
Billy Cox and Michael Holguin were killed after being struck by an SUV driven by their friend.
A woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by the rear tire of a city bus as it pulled away from the curb Saturday night. First Avenue remains closed at Grant Road while the Tucson Police Department investigates the accident.
Sarah Ottley of Tucson was killed Thursday night in acar accident on Interstate 90 just outside Clinton, Montana.
Oswaldo Lopez died of injuries he received when his motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of Campbell and the Benson Highway in Tucson on Thursday.
A motorcycle accident near Benson has claimed the lives of Andrew Franklin and Toya Franklin.
Accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety report that Socorro Sotello was killed in a crash on Interstate 10 outside Benson.
A driver has died after hitting a curb and rolling his vehicle early Tuesday morning. The tragic accident occurred where First Avenue turns into Euclid. The driver and his passenger were transported to a nearby hospital. The driver died shortly afterwards. The condition of his passenger is not yet known.
Guthrie Moreno was struck and killed Friday as he crossed Craycroft Road just north of the intersection at 29th Street. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that Mr. Moreno was struck by a GMC Suburban traveling northbound in the curb lane of Craycroft Road as the driver passed through the intersection on a green light.
On a 5-2 vote, the Tucson City Council has enacted a new ordinance that forbids the use of hand-held devices while driving. The ban goes into effect on May 1, 2017.
Conrad Alfonso Iacono II was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night as he crossed Grant Road near Palo Verde. When Tucson Police Department officers arrived, two citizens were performing CPR on Mr. Iacono. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Roger Gonzalez-McDaniel died Friday after his motorcycle struck a car making a turn onto Mission Road in the Silverlake area. Mr. Gonzalez-McDaniel was transported to a hospital where he passed away.
Three people died in a horrific head-on accident when two vehicles collided on the Highway 90 bypass on March 7th around 1:00 p.m. Sierra Vista Police Department accident investigators report that Pedro Penalver and Maria Del Carmen Rouco-Machin were in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck that collided with a 2005 Mitsubishi SUV driven by Timothy David Straight.
Daniel Cox and Pearle Perl died Wednesday when their motorcycle was struck by a truck as they passed through the intersection at Golf Links Road and Wilmot in Tucson.
Nathan Elam, Raelene Elam and their two children remained hospitalized in critical condition afternoon after their SUV smashed into the back end of a construction truck near Pima Mine Road. Southbound lanes of Interstate 19 were closed while Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators worked to determine the cause of the accident.
Jose Javier Barajas-Barron was killed on Tuesday in an accident involving a semi-truck. The crash occurred in the early evening hours at the intersection of Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard in Marana.
On Friday, I wrote about the hit-and-run collision that killed Michael Hartman. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia when he was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene of the crash. Officers with the Pima County Sheriff's Office arrested David Martinez-Campa on Monday and charged him in connection with the hit-and-run accident.
Allison Lopez was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when she was ejected from her SUV after it was struck and rolled, finally coming to rest on its roof. Ms. Lopez was driving east on U.S. 70 when Anthony Bejarano failed to yield at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Montierth Lane.
The Pima County Sheriff's Office announced today that Michael Hartman has passed away following a hit-and-run crash on February 1st. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia roads when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle then fled the scene of the crash.
Jose Manuel Quero was killed while crossing the street in a crosswalk near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue in Tucson. Mr. Quero was hit by a taxi cab whose driver "exhibited signs and symptoms of impairment."
Nelson Begay Six was struck and killed as he crossed Speedway Boulevard near Swan Road in Tucson on Thursday night. Alexander Newton was arrested on a felony charge of failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident.
Jorge Luis Romo of Tucson was killed Tuesday when a vehicle turned in front of him on U.S. Highway 62 in Lea County. Police accident investigators report that Pedro Ponce-Cross of Hobbs failed to yield to Mr. Romo as he made the turn.
Anthony Zangara was killed on Thursday when his Scion crossed the center line of South Camino Loma Alta and collided head-on with a Sahuarita police cruiser.
Seven vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident on westbound Interstate 10 that left three people dead Tuesday morning. Traffic was stopped between Prince and Ruthrauff Roads. Abril Castillo died at the scene. Her 12 year old daughter, Luisa, died later at the hospital, as did Tina Totty of Rio Rico.
A seven vehicle crash, including two semi-trucks, claimed the lives of three people on Tuesday morning. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of I-10 between Grant and Ruthrauff roads in Tucson.
Julian Zepeda died in a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday. According to a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Zepeda was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving. It hit the median and rolled several times. Mr. Zepeda was ejected from the vehicle.
Christopher Campbell was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with a 2006 Saturn. Accident investigators determined that Mr. Campbell was eastbound on Pima in the inside lane between North Wilmot and North Craycroft roads. His motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Saturn as it turned left onto Sahuaro Road.
A violent domestic dispute turned deadly when a wife in an SUV pursued her husband at high speeds until he crashed his motorcycle into a lamp post, killing him instantly. Jennie Jones-Hurdlow and her husband, Brian E. Hurdlow, were embroiled in a domestic dispute that began Saturday evening. The argument continued through late Sunday morning as Brian left their house for a trip to the nearby convenience store. Jones-Hurdlow followed him in her SUV.
Tohono O’odham police are investigating a rollover accident that occurred on the San Xavier Reservation Wednesday around 2:00 p.m. Accident investigators report that there were six occupants in the vehicle. Two died at the scene and three were transported to hospitals for treatment of various injuries. Police accident investigators have not released the identities of any of the victims.
Manuel Alvarez was killed when he collided with another agent as they patrolled Arizona’s southern border last Friday morning. According to Border Patrol Chief Paul A. Beeson, Mr. Alvarez was a 13-year veteran of the Casa Grande Station of the Tucson Sector.
A man and woman are dead following an accident Thursday afternoon on Tucson’s south side. Gold Links Road was closed between Aviation Parkway and Ajo Way for more than seven hours as officials continued their investigation.
A shuttle van traveling from Tucson to Nogales crashed Tuesday morning, killing one passenger and sending four others to the hospital. The deceased is identified as Eliazar Borquez, age 83 of Tucson. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has not yet released the names of the injured.
Rodrigo Saldate died of injuries he received in a crash Wednesday morning around 6:00 a.m. Mr. Saldate was riding his three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder motorcycle westbound on Speedway Boulevard when an eastbound Ford Transit van turned left onto Main Avenue in front of him.
Eunice Helen Ortega was killed Monday night as she crossed Valencia Road just west of Interstate 19. A Dodge pickup truck was westbound on Valencia Road when it struck Ms. Ortega.
Michael Robert was killed Tuesday night just outside Marana when his motorcycle was struck by a truck towing a trailer. Mr. Robert was traveling southbound on Trico Road when a westbound truck driven by David Huntley ran through an intersection stop sign.
Malinda Becker was killed Tuesday night as she walked across the Benson Highway just west of the South Palo Verde Road intersection. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that the driver of the westbound car that struck her remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Denver Greenberg was hit and killed by a pickup truck while riding his push scooter on an early evening walk around the neighborhood with his father and brother following him. Denver entered an unmarked crosswalk just as a truck turned left onto Banbridge Street.
Tyler Woelfersheim was killed Thursday evening in Green Valley when his motorcycle was struck by a car making a left-hand turn. Pima County Sheriff’s Department accident investigators report that Mr. Woelfersheim was westbound on Continental at about 7:40 p.m. The driver of an eastbound car turned north onto Abrego Drive, into the path of Mr. Woelfersheim’s motorcycle.
Travis Childress and Madisyn Bertsch were killed Saturday morning in a horrific car crash. The tragic incident closed Golf Links Road in both directions between Sahuara Avenue and Craycroft Road. Both young people were students at Cienega High School in the Vail Unified School District. Travis was scheduled to graduate with his twin brother, Wyatt, in two weeks. The young men had just lost their father earlier this year.
Juan Manuel Mosqueira died Tuesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a Peterbilt garbage truck. The accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. near Valencia and Country Club Roads. Bystanders rendered first aid until Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived. In spite of their efforts, Mr. Mosqueira succumbed to his injuries.
Teresita L. Glazier died Saturday night when her 2012 Ford Mustang was t-boned at the intersection of South Harrison Road and East Pikes Peak Drive. Accident investigators with the Tucson Police Department concluded that a 2016 Nissan Altima was traveling at a high rate of speed on south Harrison Road about 10:20 p.m. As the Altima crossed Pikes Peak Drive, it collided with the driver’s side of Ms. Glazier’s 2012 Mustang.
Julie Begin was killed and Jennifer Ortiz injured after their vehicles collided Friday morning at the intersection of SR-77 and Orange Grove Boulevard in Tucson. According to accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Ms. Begin was attempting a left turn from SR-77 as another vehicle was approaching from the northbound lanes of SR-77. Their vehicles collided and the impact forced Ms. Begin's vehicle into a utility pole.
Andrew Ingargiola of Tucson was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle was struck by a car driven by Stephanie Perez, also of Tucson. Ms. Perez also died in the crash. The tragic collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 10. Ms. Perez reportedly was driving westbound at about 4:00 a.m.
Charles Smith sustained severe head injuries Friday morning when a half-ton Ford pickup truck backed into him. Mr. Smith was working at the time. The vehicle that backed into him is company-owned. Mr. Smith was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson. There is currently no further work about his condition.
Patricia Lyon-Surrey was struck and killed late Sunday morning while bicycling in the westbound designated bicycle lane on Sunrise Drive. A vehicle driven by James Jacobson, age 89, struck her as he merged into traffic from Skyline Drive.
A skydiver from Boulder, Colorado jumping at the Skydive Arizona facility in Eloy died when his parachute appeared to collapse shortly before his landing. Geoffrey Loy was pronounced dead at the scene. He had 12 years experience with more than 500 jumps.
Commercial real-estate developer Donald Baker and his wife, Dawn Hunter, died when their twin engine Cessna reportedly had a mechanical problem and nose-dived to the ground in a snow-covered field outside Cedar Fort, Utah. The couple had filed a flight plan at Salt Lake City International Airport listing their destination as their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Michael Navarro was hospitalized Sunday after his motorcycle crashed on State Route 83 near Elgin-Canelo. Mr. Navarro was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Michael Anthony Van Bogaert died Thursday night after he was ejected from a pickup truck in which the driver lost control, eventually causing the vehicle to roll. Mr. Van Bogaert was the only passenger in the truck at the time of the tragic incident.
Asha Namagara, age two, has died from injuries she received in a two-car crash on Thursday at Valencia and South Palo Verde. Asha was transported to Banner University Medical Center, where she later died.
The Pima County Health Department reported today that a woman hospitalized for an illness caused by cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella has died. This marks the third death to the outbreak, which has sickened at least 418 people in 31 states.
Alyssa Belder and four other University of Arizona students were hit Saturday night in a crosswalk at 5th Street and Euclid. The driver of the car, 45 year old Gerald Tyler, fled the scene of the collision, and later turned himself in to Tucson Police accident investigators. It has been reported that Tyler allegedly was drunk at the time of the incident.
Robin Rawlings, age 46, was killed Sunday evening when a car driven by 17 year old Alyssa Franks failed to yield from a private driveway and struck Ms. Rawlings’ motorcycle. The tragic incident occurred on Orange Grove Road near La Cañada.
James Lopez-Lewis, age 17, was killed Friday morning when his pick-up truck collided with a Sierra Vista Unified School District bus at Highway 92 and Paloma Trail. James’ sister, Jessa Lynn Lopez-Lewis, age 14, was injured in the tragic accident. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson for treatment of her injuries.
Amy Hill of Sahuarita died early Friday as a result of injuries she received on May 3rd when her motorcycle was struck from behind by Scott Woodington on Sahuarita Road.
Isaac Rosario was killed Saturday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a SUV that was out-of-control after striking two light poles and crossing the Grand Avenue median near Missouri Avenue. The driver of the SUV has been identified as 36 year old Steven Mendez of Scottsdale. He, too, died from injuries he received in the crash.
Martin Verdugo, Sheyla Verlarde, Alexandra Lara and Ms. Lara’s unborn child were killed early Monday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding crashed into a palm tree in the median of the street on which they were traveling.
Guadalupe Perez Martinez was hit by a car Wednesday night on 22nd Street as he was crossing it near Osborne Avenue. He was transported to Banner-University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, but died shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Miguel Silva died last Thursday, possibly as a result of injuries he received five days earlier when his bicycle was struck by a pick-up truck. Mr. Silva was riding eastbound on Broadway. As he entered the intersection of Alvernon on a green light, he was hit by the truck driven by an as yet unidentified 69 year-old man. The truck driver turned in front of Mr. Silva, causing the accident.