Glendale, AZ – Two Killed in Bicycle Accident at 51st Ave & Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ (July 14, 2020) – Two people have died after a bicycle crash in Glendale occurred on Sunday night.
Per reports from the Glendale Police Department, the accident happened near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 7:30 p.m. Police say that a man and a teenager were riding their bicycles in the area when they got struck by a car. EMTs arrived on the scene shortly after the wreck happened, but they both died shortly after the crash occurred.
Police have identified the bicyclists as 61-year-old Robert Martin Strickbine and his 13-year-old daughter. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and is cooperating with authorities. However, the investigation into the crash continues at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Robert Martin Strickbine and his daughter.
Fatal Bike Accidents in Arizona
According to recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, deadly bike injuries are on the rise throughout the state. In fact, approximately 40% of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by distracted drivers hitting cyclists, even when riders used bike lanes or the sidewalk to observe traffic regulations.
Furthermore, cyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injury or death after a bike crash. Exorbitant treatment costs, long-term health conditions, and serious mental distress frequently plague these victims. And if victims succumb to their injuries, their family members and loved ones are left to pick up the pieces. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled injury and wrongful death lawyer.
ELG’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after a bicycle crash. Contact our fatal accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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