Bicyclist dies in Sun Lakes crash; driver ‘drifted’

Fatal Collision (photo: Sky12)
Fatal Sun Lakes Collision (photo: Sky12)

4/14/2016 Bicyclist Donald Neu was killed riding westbound Riggs Road near Arizona Ave when he was struck by a driver who “drifted” into the rather wide, designated BL.

Note that, according to that description of events, the driver has “failed to keep proper lane” (§28-729) and should be charged with 28-672, a criminal misdemeanor — assuming other more-serious charges are ruled out. Are police (in this case, MSCO) aware of this? In this triple serious injury, they were.

28-735 is all well-and-good, and as far as I know can be “stacked” on 28-672, but it (28-735) is nothing more than a fine.

Riggs Road here is a rather wide, lots of lanes, along with designated BLs, high-speed arterial suburban (exurban?) street.

Sun Lakes bicyclist fatally struck by car
Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Sun Lakes.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say the victim was 78-year-old Donald Neu, of Sun Lakes.
Investigators say Neu was riding west on Riggs Road near Arizona Avenue on Thursday morning.
They say a car traveling the same direction drifted into the bike lane, hitting his bike and throwing him 100 feet.
Neu was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
It’s unclear if the driver of the car will face any charges. That person’s name hasn’t been released.
Sheriff’s officials said Friday that they’re still investigating the fatal crash.


One thought on “Bicyclist dies in Sun Lakes crash; driver ‘drifted’”

  1. according to the f.b. (consider the source?) comment thread at the news story, in answer to the question:
    “Was the prius driver 85 or 95 years old?” someone said
    “We saw the driver of Prius and she appeared to be in 40’s with a young child”
    and was further identified by someone else specifically,
    June 1, 1968 / H.A. Keller / Easton, Connecticut
    though i suspect that might be a joke (in poor taste), because Helen (Adams) Keller died June 1, 1968, at her home in Easton, CT (get it? the driver was blind, i suppose)

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