Chandler, AZ (September 21, 2019) – Three bicyclists were struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning, according to reports from the Chandler Police Department.
The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. at Riggs Road and Black Hills Way. Per information from police, three bicyclists were traveling eastbound in the bike lane on Riggs Road when a silver or gray Lexus hit them and continued to travel eastbound. The bicyclists sustained injuries, though authorities say that they are non-life threatening. However, emergency medical technicians transported one of the cyclists to the hospital via ambulance.
Officers from the Chandler Police Department have confirmed that the suspect’s vehicle is a 2001 to 2006 Lexus and will have damage on the passenger side, as well as a missing side-view mirror. Police are asking that any witnesses or those with information on this incident contact the Chandler PD at (480) 782-4130.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
According to the National Traffic Highway Administration, approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents across the country in 2018. Arizona leads the nation in bicycle accidents, due to the fact that the state’s warm, dry climate and cyclist-friendly streets mean more bikers on the road. It is thought that biking accidents are on the rise nationwide as a result of rising fuel and vehicle costs.
Bicycle accidents often mean serious physical trauma and emotional distress for victims and their families, especially when the accident occurs due to a driver’s negligent actions. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you can contact a skilled Arizona bicycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal options after an accident.
At ELG Law, our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Our lawyers can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Contact us at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.