Cyclist, 78, killed in late-night (2013) Mesa crash

Incident occurred 2/26/2013. This is a so-called “non-traffic” fatality — presumably due to it being on private streets, this appears to be a trailer park. As such, this death doesn’t “count” towards the official crash stats, listed at arizona-crash-facts-2013, and will also presumable be suppressed from counting in FARS. What is the real, total traffic death toll? See the tag non-traffic for more of these; I think initial reaction is there are vanishingly few, but perhaps it’s not as rare and uncommon as all that?

I found this incident by googling around, while attempting to verify and correlate ADOT’s 2013 crash stats; how many more of these get missed?

By Gilbert Romero An elderly bicyclist hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in Mesa died shortly after he was taken to the hospital, police said. Robert McCain, 78, failed to stop about 11:30 p.m. at an intersection on a private street near 5001 E. Main St. when he was struck, police said. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to police. Police are still investigating. — azcentral


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *