9/30/2023 Alleged impaired motorist failed to negotiate a a mild bend while northbound on Gilbert road, struck a curb and then seriously injured a bicyclist on Old Gilbert Road. Map view: Gilbert Road at Old Gilbert Road
Supposedly driver was arrested, but for whatever reason, Mesa PD did not release the driver’s name.
Sounds like aggravated assault, a serious felony. We’ll see; prosecutors for whatever reason sometimes don’t bring serious charges, see e.g. Michael Lanouar who police say rammed into a stationary vehicle while drunk, seriously injuring its occupants; he was recently sentenced to probation for ‘endangerment’ (a minor felony).
Marked open case.
MESA, Arizona — A bicyclist sustained serious injuries Friday morning after they were hit by a car in north Mesa, police said.
A vehicle traveling north on Gilbert Road struck a curb at about 6 a.m. and crossed over into the southbound lanes of Old Gilbert Road, where the car hit a man on his bicycle.
The car’s driver was allegedly impaired and is now facing criminal charges, police said.
The bicyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A bicyclist is hospitalized with serious injuries after police say he was hit by an impaired driver in Mesa early Friday morning.
Just before 6 a.m., Mesa police say a vehicle was northbound on Gilbert Road when it struck a curb, went up onto landscaping gravel and crossed into the southbound lane of Old Gilbert Road. At the same time, a man on a bicycle was heading westbound from the canal on Old Gilbert Road when he was hit by the vehicle. The man was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
Police say the driver was found to be impaired and that charges are pending. No names have been released.