Tucson, AZ (September 16, 2019) – An SUV driver struck a bicyclist at the intersection of Grant Road and Stone Avenue, closing the area for several hours on Monday afternoon.
According to officials from the Tucson Police Department, the driver of a small SUV was traveling westbound on Grant Road and approaching North Estrella Avenue when they struck a bicyclist in the intersection. Officer Ray Smith, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said that paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the collision occurred and transported the injured cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. He remains in the hospital at this time, though his latest condition has not been made public.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Arizona leads the nation in bicycle accidents, with a high number of these incidents attributed to the state’s dry, warm climate and cyclist-friendly streets. But biking accidents are on the rise across the United States overall due to rising fuel and vehicle costs. In fact, according to the National Traffic Highway Administration, approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents countrywide, many of which were attributed to the negligent actions of motor vehicle drivers.
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