April 4(?), 2015 ~4pm. Daylin Garcia Enos, 6/M killed after crashing with a backing UPS truck in a large apt complex in Tucson.
This is presumably a non-traffic incident, because of where it occurred, on private property; it won’t be reflecting in official traffic statistics… as a result it’s hard to know how common non-traffic MV fatalities/injuries are. They seems to be more common than I would have thought. Bicyclist Richard Leon was killed on a private street just this past November. Follow the non-traffic tag for a collection of these.
Note that the lack of citations doesn’t really mean anything one way or another; traffic infractions, with certain exceptions, don’t really apply to private property. Police would need to find recklesness or DUI or something else going on.
Mentioning the helmet is particularly infuriating. The victim was presumably crushed to death by a very slow (again, presumably) moving, very heavy object. A bicycle helmet isn’t going to do anything.
A 6-year-old boy riding his bicycle who was struck and killed by a UPS truck at an apartment complex on the city’s south side Friday has been identified, authorities said. Daylin Garcia Enos was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department were at the scene at Rancho del Mar apartments, 6200 S. Campbell Ave., into the night, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a department spokeswoman. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the large complex, which was formerly Las Montañas Apartments, Bay said. Traffic investigators determined that the UPS driver was making deliveries to the complex and saw an open parking spot he intended to back into. As the driver prepared to back into the space, Enos was riding his bicycle directly behind the truck. The driver checked his backup camera, mirrors and honked the horn, but didn’t see anybody. As he began backing into the spot, the truck struck Enos, who was not wearing a helmet, according to Bay. No citations have been issued and none are expected to follow. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative, she said…