11/22/2016 ~7:30 Bicyclist Eric I. Gilbert was hit and killed by a driver who (lost control or whatever) jumped the curb and struck the cyclist (on the sidewalk or dirt, presumably; see google maps view of the general vicinity). The driver, of course, fled the scene; and the suspect vehicle was found a short distance away. A suspect driver was fingered via the owner of the vehicle and was arrested a couple of days later. MSCO says the suspect said he was on heroin at the time. Continue reading MCSO: Bicyclist hit and killed near Mesa by driver on heroin
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
9/23/2016 ~ 11am. Victim: ??
near 35th Ave and Van Buren, west of downtown Phoenix.
9/23/2016 just before 6AM. Victim: male in his 40s,
A cyclist collided with a cement truck 24th Street at the Loop 202 in central Phoenix. No details were released at this time
- specific location?
- direction of bicyclist?
- direction of motorist? (the w/b exit ramp of 202 was closed)
- lighting conditions; sunrise is 6:18a, so the collision occurred before that?
Sat 8/27/2016 ~ 7:30pm. Bicyclist Thomas J. Butler. 35 was killed as he road across 43rd Ave near Bethany Home Rd mid-block from west to east; then turned north when he was struck from behind.
The tone of the statements indicates the police don’t believe the driver’s alleged impairment wasn’t a factor. I.e. the driver is likely to be charged with only DUI.
8/12/2016 Victim Scott Koch, 58
Driver Eric Joseph Corral, alledged red light running, DUI, and hit-and-run. Driver arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder.
Victim was crossing the road in a crosswalk (presumably had been sidewalk riding) when struck. Valencia and Nexus, Tucson. Continue reading Driver in fatal hit and run arrested for second degree murder
Victim: Roger Haar
A July 19th AP story was somewhat more detailed with crash specifics “Tucson police say in a news release that the 65-year-old had been headed south on his bike along a road when he stopped for a red light. After the light turned green, police say he entered the intersection and was struck by a westbound sedan that ran a red light.”
June 7, 2016 ~ 5:30A 73 y.o. bicyclist Calvin Ray Sapp was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in a bike lane — southbound on Higley Road midway between Ocotillo and Chandler Heights roads. A vehicle matching the description was found a short time later and a suspect was arrested. A later news story that evening said that the suspect “…told police he fell asleep and didn’t know what he hit. Officers said the bike and victim were dragged about 80 yards”. And carried some more-graphic pictures of the smashed in windshield. They also identified the Phoenix Police officer credited with finding the suspect vehicle.
Note that fleeing the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash is in-and-of itself a serious criminal felony (class 2). Continue reading Bicyclist killed in Gilbert hit-and-run
Apparent hit and run. very little info; victim 54 yo male found dead early Thursday morning 5/12/2016, Southern Ave near 19th Ave, Phoenix.