45-Year-Old Dirt Bike Rider Killed in Collision near Casino del Sol

TUCSON, AZ (February 17, 2022) – Wednesday night, 45-year-old Ruben Martinez was killed in a dirt bike accident on Valencia Road.

The fatal incident occurred around 8:15 p.m., on February 9. Per reports, Martinez was riding a Kawasaki dirt bike east on Valencia Road.

Martinez then collided with a Nissan sedan that was turning left onto Casino del Sol Drive at the intersection.

Due to the impact of the crash, medics pronounced Martinez dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the Nissan did not sustain any injuries and stayed at the scene for further inquisition.

Following preliminary investigations, crews determined that the dirt bike did not have headlights on at the time. As a result, speed and impairment did not play a factor in the collision.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Ruben Martinez. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


The sudden loss of a loved one in a dirt bike accident is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. Let the attorneys at Sweet James help you in this trying time. They are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation. Their wrongful death attorneys will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive fair compensation. Call their office today for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. They are also available by email, online chat, and text message. Click here to request a police report. They are here to help you and your family during this tragic time.

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