7/26/2017 ~ 8:40am. News reports Eastbound Bus on McKellips near Country Club crashed headon with a cyclist traveling westbound in the eastbound lane.
It was approaching the intersection of McKellips with Grand according to the map location in the news story. In a later news story a police spokesperson identified the bicyclist as Shedrick Galloway, 46/M, and said he “was hit when he veered in front of the bus”.
Wrong-way riding is a pretty common contributing factor in bike-mv collisions, however this type where the bicyclist is thought to have veered into the path of oncoming traffic is pretty rare. Another later news story relates that the bicyclist wasn’t feeling well and had already called a friend to come pick him up; so perhaps (speculation) he suffered some sort of medical emergency that caused the veering.
Bicycle rider killed in collision with bus in Mesa
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –
A bicycle rider was killed in a collision with a Valley Metro bus, according to Mesa police… It happened at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday in Mesa, near Country Club Drive and McKellips Road… An officer on the scene said it appeared the bicycle rider was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and the bus was going eastbound.