2/18/2021 One bicyclist was killed and another injured and taken to hospital when a driver “veered” into a BL along Legacy Blvd, near scottsdale Road, Scottsdale (here’s a sample google street view of the area; location not exact).
If any/all more serious criminal matters are ruled out; Scottsdale police should be aware the driver should be charged with 28-672 because 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 Shawn McCarty was killed in Scottsdale 3/11/2012 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.
The more-recent case of an SUV driver drifting over the fog line and killing a bicyclist, 48 y.o. Miodrag Milovanovic is apparently still open.
Scottsdale police have identified a bicyclist who was killed Thursday as Ann Theil, 75…. Theil and another cyclist were riding in a bike lane on Legacy Boulevard near Scottsdale Road when a 21-year-old driver veered into the lane and struck them, according to Scottsdale police…
The SPD Dept Report number is 21-03335. It’s expected to be available approx 3/10. I will order a copy.