Tucson bicyclist dies months after hit-and-run collision

3/12/2019 A hit and run driver struck a bicyclist along West Ajo Way near Interstate 19. The bicyclist 70 y.o. David Ramirez died in July of injuries suffered.

Readers of these pages will recall the justice system in Arizona fails to treat hit and run drivers as serious criminals,  despite it being a serious felony.

Also as a statistical note, this death will not “count” statistically as a traffic fatality because the victim died more than 30 days after the incident; these and other non-fatality-fatalities get recorded below the line in the spreadsheet

Police say a bicyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in March has died nearly four months later.

On March 12, David Ramirez, 70, was riding a bicycle in the westbound curb lane of West Ajo Way at Interstate 19 when he was struck by a gold Nissan Sentra, a Tucson police news release said… The driver of the Nissan fled…. where they found the vehicle and owner, Juan Urrea, 59. He was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a collision with serious injury or death.


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