Teen hit, killed on bike while crossing Gilbert street

9/24/2019 ~ 6PM Gilbert Police said a 15 y.o. girl was seriously injured while crossing Greenfield Road after being struck by a southbound(not sure?) driver. She died the next morning.

This is at the trail crossing of Greenfield Road and the Western Power Line / Sun Circle Trail. The crossing there, unlike many of the others further west, has no signal or markings.

Sun/lighting shouldn’t have been a factor, sunset 6:20PM

Fox10 aired some new-chopper video but it’s not attached to the web page(?).

Girl, 15, dies after being hit by car while riding bike in Gilbert

GILBERT, Ariz. (FOX 10) – Police say a 15-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a car while crossing the street on her bike in Gilbert.

According to the Gilbert Police Department, the teen was crossing the street near Greenfield and Elliot Roads on Tuesday night when she was hit by a car.

The girl was taken to the hospital in serious condition where she died Wednesday morning.

Police say the 57-year-old driver of the car that hit the girl stayed at the scene after the collision and officers do not believe speed or impairment were factors in the crash.



Traffic safety researchers would want to know which direction the two units were going, and where the victim was struck, I eat near side vs. far side, was there are there traffic potentially obscuring the drivers view?, Was it a dilemma, or multiple threat situation?

Some of that will be in the crash report data, some will get through to FARS (eventually), but the details would be more elaborate if it were a pedestrian crash, as FARS has a richer set of what they call pedestrian “scenarios”. A bicyclist at a trail crossing tends to behave more like a pedestrian,  than a vehicle at an intersection.

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