San Tan Valley, AZ – Cooper Lamb Hits & Injures Bicyclist on Gary Rd & Judd RdArizona Legal News
San Tan Valley, AZ (July 10, 2020) – The son of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is under investigation for his involvement in a crash that severely injured a bicyclist on Wednesday.
Authorities say that Cooper Lamb, 20, was the driver of a car that struck a bicyclist near Queen Creek. The wreck caused serious injuries to the cyclist, according to a statement from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Officers say that the crash happened in San Tan Valley on Gary Road near Judd Road, just before 7:00 p.m.
Following the accident, Cooper Lamb’s blood was drawn by detectives to test for potential impairment. The cyclist sustained severe injuries and is currently hospitalized.
The crash is under investigation.
Our thoughts go out to the victim and their family at this time.
Injurious Bike Accidents in Arizona
According to recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, injurious or deadly bike injuries are on the rise throughout the state. In fact, approximately 40% of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by distracted drivers hitting cyclists, even when riders used bike lanes or the sidewalk to observe traffic regulations.
Furthermore, cyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injury or death after a bike crash. Exorbitant treatment costs, long-term health conditions, and serious mental distress frequently plague these victims. And if victims succumb to their injuries, their family members and loved ones are left to pick up the pieces. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled injury and wrongful death lawyer.
ELG’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after a bicycle crash. Contact our fatal accident attorneys today at (623) 321-0566 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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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.