Mesa, AZ – Bicyclist Hit & Injured by Semi-Truck at 83rd & Apache Trail
Mesa, AZ (June 4, 2020) – A bicyclist was transported to the hospital with critical injuries on Thursday after an accident with a semi-truck in Mesa.
Per officers with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 1:00 p.m. near 83rd Place and Apache Trail. There are no further details about the cause of the accident or the name of the victim, but officers say that the scene remains active as Vehicle Crimes Detectives continue the investigation.
Apache Trail in the westbound direction was closed at 83rd Place for several hours while authorities investigated.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
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 Arizona injury and wrongful death lawyer.
ELG’s team of Phoenix bicycle crash lawyers has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after a bicycle crash. Contact our fatal accident attorneys in Arizona 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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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.