This is an “INVISIBLE” cyclist — meaning I had missed the news story at the time and only found it later by searching on location; the incident occurred 2/13/2013.
ASDM incident 2784358, The Crash Report which is file number 201300261972 City of Phoenix incident 13000261972 is available. The cyclist was, as usual, faulted for “OTHER” , which is the all purpose police explanation for when a cyclist isn’t doing anything illegal. and written in it says “Riding in Crosswalk w(illegible)”.
A few other oddities, it wasn’t received by adot until December (seems long; though i wanted to check and see if that’s “normal” for a fatal, maybe?)
Police are investigating a fatal collision between a (SRP; according to other news reports) dump truck and a bicyclist that occurred Wednesday morning in Phoenix.
The cyclist, Luis Edwardo Santalla [ACR says name is Santaella], 20, was killed following the collision at North 19th Avenue and West Broadway Road just before 8 a.m., said James Holmes, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department.
Santalla was riding his bicycle west in the south crosswalk [I read this to mean “counter-flow”]. The driver of the dump truck hit Santalla as the truck was turning south onto 19th Avenue from the west [I read that to mean truck was EB, and turned right], Holmes said.
This is the exact Maxwell scenario — Phoenix police error by assigning fault to the cyclist; and further error by assigning “NO IMPROPER” to the driver. The driver should have been faulted for failure to yield.
FARS is consistent : counter-flow / crosswalk / crashtype “Motorist right Turn – Opposite Direction”.
Of course FARS does not make any assignement of fault.