fatal incident 8/27/2016; This was reported in the media at the time but I had missed it.
Cyclist Thomas J. Butler 39/M; 43rd Ave, just north of Bethany Home Road. It’s not clear when police say things like “The bicyclist tried to ride across the street, not in a crosswalk”; and there are inconsistencies in the data file; unfortunately the crash report itself is unavailable from the given file number, so the world will never know:
Phoenix police: Bicyclist identified after being hit by suspected drunk driver
9:29 PM, Aug 27, 2016
… The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Thomas J. Butler.
The bicyclist tried to ride across the street, not in a crosswalk, and was hit by the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe…
The driver was arrested for suspected DUI, but has not been charged for the crash.
Phoenix file number 201601594751 -> 16001594751 No Match
So here is what ASDM says:
Dark (but time says 7:31p… I guess that’s right, sunset = 659p… another news report says time was ~ 830p at which time it would have been completely dark?)
Cyclist : NB 43rd Ave In roadway; faulted for “did not use crosswalk”(huh?). Positive drug result.
Motorist: NB 43rd Ave; “no improper”. Motorist PBT result 0.168 (> 0.15 is extreme DUI).
Both are in LANE_1, Northbound, going straight ahead. Which would make it sound like rear-end but that’s inconsistent with the news story.
The crash location is Not Intersection / Not Junction related, so the Did Not Use Crosswalk also makes no sense in that regard.
To make things more consistent, and assuming the news report is accurate, I think i would prefer the cyclist’s unit action to be coded as “CROSSING”.
And obviously, there’s no such behavior for cyclists as “did not use crosswalk”, should be FTY i guess.