6/1/2017 ~ 7AM westbound Alsdorf near Durango, Arizona City, Pinal County. victim: Susan J. Stanisich, 75/F. Struck from behind by 2nd vehicle. The position of impact on the vehicle (the driver’s side) seems odd.
5/5/2017 bicyclist Robert Dale Fox II was killed by driver Melanie Laverne Jones, and arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder
suspected and DUI.
The rear end collision occurred on SR95 between Home Depot and the USPS. (~ MP 249)
The outside lane appears to be quite ( ~ 14 feet plus a 2 foot gutter pan) wide, and the bicyclist was thrown into the curb. The motorist was likely swerved toward the curb. The body of that car is ~ 6 feet wide.
I had missed this when it happened, though it was reported in the media. I learned about it while hearing the victim’s mother speak at the Distracted Driving Summit at the state capitol yesterday.
Nov 2, 2016 ~ 6:30pm. Victim Chloe Schneider, 16/F was struck from behind by a 22/F driver on Yuma Road near Tuthill, Buckeye, AZ. Chloe was training for an upcoming (MTB) event. (If i remember what I heard correctly, the victim’s sister was also involved?)
This article is a catch-all for any reported Arizona bicyclist traffic fatality that are otherwise unknown — no media, or any other, coverage could be found; they are only listed as statistics in the crash database.
In addition to the six below, there are an additional two that were not mentioned anywhere in the news/media: two-missing-2015-hit-and-run-fatalities. Continue reading 2015 Unknown/”Invisible” Bicyclist Fatalities
Wednesday, 7/1/2015, ~ 0705am; Lake Havasu City bicyclist Deborah Robison was killed and bicyclist Lawrence Smith was seriously injured when struck by a driver on SR-95 south, near SARA Park. [update: Smith died 7/5/2015 Second bicyclist dies after SR 95 collision in Lake Havasu City]
The nature of the road in that area is a high-speed rural, not limited-access highway [ this guess as to location is the WRONG location: with one lane in each direction sample on Google street view ] For the exact area of the collision, which is further out of town than I had guessed, see below in the Crash Report section which has details.
[Update: PLEA DEAL March 5, 2016 Driver takes plea in fatal Prescott bike crash “The plea agreement noted that probation of up to seven years is available” The possibility of (only) probation for manslaghter? This indicates the deal stipulates that the manslaughter was “non-dangerous”. Go figure.
SENTENCE: Yavapai County Superior Court CR-201501124; case minute from 4/4/2016 contains the sentence (Yavapai minutes are available via AZ Supreme Case lookup, but apparently not linkable); if i am reading it correctly, it’s 3 years incarceration in prison for the non-dangerous manslaughter. The DUI resulted in effectively no punishment (it’s concurrent; I suppose this is normal). ]
[Update: Man charged in deadly January truck vs. bicycle crash “Toby Beaty, 37, of Prescott, was arrested Sunday, Oct. 18 2015 and charged with manslaughter and two counts of misdemeanor DUI …” No word on why this took so long.]
Victim Amber “Cricket” Harrington, 23/F. 1/16/2015 ~ 5pm Location: southbound White Spar Road, unspecified location; but presumably within city of Prescott. Continue reading Bicyclist killed in Prescott after being struck by truck
I can’t find any mention of this fatality anywhere.
The location is US Highway 180 (a.k.a. Fort Valley Ranch Road)… between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Continue reading Bicyclist killed on US180 in Coconino Co by overtaking motorist
I can’t find any mention of this fatality anywhere; seems odd.
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.
Bicyclist Jesse A. Simon, 64 was killed Thursday 10/30/2014 ~ 1213pm on US 191 northbound ~ 3.5 miles north of US Highway 70; when he was clipped by the (right, i assume) mirror of a passing pickup (which may have been towing an RV trailer?) Continue reading Bicyclist killed in Graham Co highway collision
This was discovered only after adot data was released; searching google by location…
Incident 7/25/2013; victim: Frank Elliot, 71 Driver: Freddie Sprinkles, 83. Adamsville Road, Florence. Rear-end collision. The driver said “he did not see” the bicyclist. This is a narrow rural country two lane road. Continue reading Florence cyclist killed after being struck by elderly driver