Cyclist killed, another injured in Chandler crash

fatal victim: female. Northbound on Arizona Avenue near Ryan Road.

This is only a couple of miles from the scene of another fatality in April on Riggs Road near Arizona Ave.  Donald Neu  was struck and killed by a driver who “drifted” into the rather wide, designated BL.

I don’t know what “criminal charges are possible” means; but once more-serious criminal charges have been ruled out — cases where a same-direction motorist drifts causing a rear-end collsion with a bicyclist in a bike lane (or a shoulder), on its face, should trigger a misdemeanor “causing death by moving violation” charge, see arizona-already-has-a-vulnerable-user-law

The nature of this road appears to be wide/many lanes with designated bike lanes.

Chandler police investigating deadly vehicle vs. bicycle collision

CHANDLER, AZ – Chandler police are investigating a deadly collision between a car and bicyclist.

According to police, a vehicle driving northbound on Arizona Avenue near Ryan Road struck two bicyclist early Saturday morning.

Both victims were transported to the hospital, where one woman died of her injuries.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released and the condition of the other rider is unknown.

Police believe distraction may be the cause of the collision and criminal charges are possible against the driver.

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