Bicyclist killed crossing 43rd Ave near Bethany Home Phx

Sat 8/27/2016 ~ 7:30pm. Bicyclist Thomas J. Butler. 35 was killed as he road across 43rd Ave near Bethany Home Rd mid-block from west to east; then turned north when he was struck from behind.

The tone of the statements indicates the police don’t believe the driver’s alleged impairment wasn’t a factor. I.e. the driver is likely to be charged with only DUI.


PD: Driver suspected of impairment in fatal collision with bicyclist

Posted: Aug 28, 2016 7:55 AM

Officers suspect a 39-year-old man was impaired when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Phoenix Saturday night….

The driver showed signs of impairment and was processed for suspected driving under the influence, Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes said. The man was cited and released. Police did not provide his name…. The 35-year-old bicyclist was not in a crosswalk when he traveled across 43rd Avenue, going from west to east, Holmes said.

“The bicyclist then turned north where he was struck from behind by a 2007 tan Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 39-year-old male,” Holmes said…