Tag Archives: 2014 cyclist fatality

Mesa woman killed in bike lane

Never made the newspapers / news reports, or at least not that I can find by googling!?? What’s become of our traditional news media? Did Mesa police keep this info to themselves?

according to sources on 12/14/2014 Helen Brandes-Weeks 66/F was killed by an apparently inattentive driver who struck her from behind in the bike lane on Ellsworth northbound between Elliot and Guadalupe… near Harvest Community Church [google maps] Continue reading Mesa woman killed in bike lane

Bicyclist killed Deer Valley Rd by overtaking motorist

I can’t find any mention of this fatality anywhere; seems odd.

ASDM

I found this while corroborating the 2014 data, this is adot incident=2836999 Phoenix FileNumber: 201400828333; i haven’t yet tried to look up the ACR, though it should be available.

The data describes a classic motorist overtaking crash; both units were eastbound on Deer Valley Rd near 44th St, Phoenix. Middle of the morning (no lighting issues) on a weekday; when traffic is light. The motorist was dinged for “speed too fast…”.

Deer Valley Road is an urban (suburban) arterial road, in that section is a total of 4 lanes wide, two in each direction; eastbound is a dirt shoulder (westbound is curb and gutter). It’s, of course, not possible to tell the cyclist’s lane position from the database.

 

Yuma bicyclist killed in crosswalk collision

I had missed this one, and only found it when reconciling asdm data and searching on Yuma and Magnolia… There was both a police press release (laced with the a-word! Most police know better than that?) as well as a Yuma Sun article.

The cyclist was riding Eastbound on the North sidewalk (i.e. “counter-flow”) of 8th St; the driver was southbound on Magnolia — at the signalized intersection — and made a right hand turn (who had a red light? Is this another right turn on red error? (no, according to the investigation, see below); colliding with the bicyclist in the crosswalk. Continue reading Yuma bicyclist killed in crosswalk collision

Elderly bicyclist killed on Cottonwood Ln Tucson

I found it only because it appears in asdm data for 2014. Searching google turned up Bicyclist hit by car on Tucson’s southwest side which fits the date/location, but I find no follow up.

The location of the fatal collision is Cottonwood Ln, south of Silverlake, Tucson. The victim was 86 y.o. female. Mid-morning crash. Continue reading Elderly bicyclist killed on Cottonwood Ln Tucson

Elderly bicyclist killed in crosswalk by right-turning motorist

I can’t find any mention of this fatality anywhere. I found it only because it appears in asdm data for 2014.

The location of the fatal collision is Dobbins Rd and 51st Ave. This appears that it could be a right on red turning error by the motorist; Continue reading Elderly bicyclist killed in crosswalk by right-turning motorist