Phoenix, AZ – Bicyclist Struck & Killed at Bethany Home Rd & Central AveArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (November 21, 2019) – A bicyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning near Bethany Home Road and Central Avenue, according to Phoenix police officers.
Per a report from the Phoenix Police Department, authorities were dispatched to the accident around 3:15 a.m. They said the accident involved a bicyclist and another vehicle. The cyclist was crossing Bethany Home Road when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. Phoenix paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred and transported the bicyclist to a local area hospital, though they later succumbed to their injuries.
Police have not identified the bicyclist but say that the driver remained at the scene and impairment was determined not to be a factor in the collision. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Per information from the Arizona Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise. Furthermore, approximately 40 percent of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by distracted or hit-and-run drivers. Oftentimes, these drivers hit cyclists from behind and flee the scene of the accident to avoid legal consequences.
Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death. When victims succumb to their injuries, families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath, negotiating with insurance companies and handling funeral costs while grieving their loved ones. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG Law’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve. Our compassionate, skilled lawyers are ready to help you secure the settlement you deserve after suffering due to another driver’s negligence.
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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.