Teenage e-bicyclist killed in Tucson crash

7/26/2022 ~ 830am. Fatal collision between an e-bicyclist and heavy truck, along E 22nd St near Pantano, Tucson. According to the police/news report the cyclist was headed westbound in the eastbound bike lane when he collided with a semi-truck emerging from a private drive.

Counter-flow besides being illegal is incredibly dangerous; as drivers emerging will either give just a cursory glance, or not even look in the other direction… Even though drivers (any “driver of a vehicle”) emerging are required to make a full stop before crossing into/over the sidewalk area, see 28-856 here, many do not.

This is near where 22nd st crosses over “the loop”, the e-cyclist was perhaps heading there?

As a reminder, operators of e-bikes do not “count” statically as bicyclists. (they are persontype “DRIVER”)


UPDATE: Bicyclist in fatal Tucson crash identified as teenager

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – A 17-year-old bicyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash near East 22nd Street and South Pantano Parkway in Tucson early Tuesday, July 26… Tucson police were called around 8:30 a.m. to the scene of a collision between the bicyclist and a blue 2018 Peterbilt 330 flatbed truck… He was later identified as 17-year-old Adam Boehme… Detectives say Boehme had been driving his electric-powered bicycle west in the eastbound bike lane of East 22nd Street when he hit the truck, which was pulling out of a private drive…

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