Police seek Driver in Fatal Hit-and-run north Phoenix

Sun 3/12/2017 ~ 9pm. Bicyclist Mark Dickson was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the area of 40th St & Bell Rd. BOLO silver newer Ford Fusion.

Other news reports mention the hit-and-run driver was likely speeding “…leading investigators to believe that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed”

Police identify deadly hit and run victim

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) –
Police have identified the man who was killed after being hit by an SUV in Phoenix last night.

Police spokesman say 54-year-old Mark Dickson is the bicyclist who was struck by an SUV and left to die in a Phoenix street.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes in the area just south of 40th Street and Bell Road, not far from Fire Station 37.

… “Using evidence left at the scene, detectives were able to determine the vehicle that struck the victim was likely a 2013-2015 silver Ford Fusion,” according to Pfohl. “There is no other information at this time.”

… If you know anything about this fatal hit-and-run incident, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).

Crash Report

FileNumber: 201700435157 -> 17000435157 DICKSON

The checkboxes all look consistent, except that the NML is BL but under unit lane, it’s listed as 02.  But in the data, NML has been changed to IN ROADWAY; not sure what’s up with that. (as usual, the manner of collision is checked as rear-end; in the data as usual it’s been overridden to OTHER). BL sounds more correct.

The narrative makes no mention of suspected speeding so I don’t know what’s up with that. Also it’s not clear where the narrative came from; apparently witnesses of course. The narrative has the unit numbers incorrect in several, but not all places, I’ve noted the correct number in square brackets…

On 3/12/2017 at approximately 2055 hours, unit 1 [2] with riding his black Giant mountain bike Northbound on 40th Street north of Edna Avenue. He was pulling a blue shopping cart which was in the bicycle lane. Unit 1 [2] was riding his bicycle straddling the line to the dedicated bicycle lane and the curb Lane when unit 2 [1] veered into the bicycle lane, colliding into the unit 2 and the shopping cart. After the Collision unit 1 fled the scene.

I’m tagging this “drifted”; and the motorist is faulted for veering into the BL, with a FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER LANE