5/23/2020 Morning, eastbound Happy Valley Rd near 91st St. An SUV driver “drifted over the fog line” and killed a bicyclist, 48 y.o. Miodrag Milovanovic.
The road in this area appears to be one lane in each direction; the exact spot wasn’t listed. Some areas have a landscaped median with very wide shoulders, other nearby areas have some uneven shoulders.
Bicyclist dies after being struck by SUV in Scottsdale on Saturday
… Milovanovic was riding eastbound on the shoulder of Happy Valley Road when an SUV, also heading eastbound, “drifted over the fog line” and struck him, said Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale Police Department spokesperson… Impairment was determined not to be a factor in the incident, police said… This is an ongoing investigation.
Once all more serious criminal matters are ruled out; Scottsdale police should be aware the driver should be charged with 28-672 according to their statement “drifted over the fog line”. A driver who fails to keep proper lane resulting in death/serious injury is liable for that charge.
I mention this because Scottsdale has a history of not bringing this charge, for example Sean (Shawn?) McCarty was killed in Scottsdale when a driver drifted over the stripe and killed him. The driver was only cited for a civil traffic ticket and fined $420, no 28-672 charge was brought. 28-672 is NOT a serious crime, rather, it gives a judge the option of bringing meaningful corrective action to the driver’s dangerous behaviors including license suspension and even (theoretically) some jail time.