9/19/2021 11am Sunday. Bicyclist Roberto Cota was seriously injured; and ultimately succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash.
The crash was caused when a driver turning left from White Spar onto Haisley, Prescott failed to yield. A so-called “left cross” crash type.
Although the news article, which was apparently written by Deputy Chief Jon Brambila, Public Information Officer, Prescott Police Department, specifically mentions the driver received a civil citation for making a bad left; what is left unsaid is that additionally the driver should be charged with “Causing death or serious injury by moving violation“, 28-672, a class 1 criminal misdemeanor. It is unknown if Prescott police or prosecutor are handling this appropriately(?)
Part of the reason for laws is to have a deterrent effect; if police (or city prosecutors) summarily fail to bring charges, deterrence is lost; and dangerous drivers continue on their merry way killing an maiming people, with nothing more than a traffic ticket.