Phoenix, AZ – Brandy Heideman Struck & Killed in Bicycle Crash at 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ (November 9, 2019) – A woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in Phoenix Friday night.
Per information from Detective Luis Samudio with the Phoenix Police Department, the 42-year-old woman was riding a bicycle near 32nd Street and Thomas Road at 8:30 p.m. At that time, she was hit by a Jeep traveling eastbound.
Samudio said the woman in the center turn lane while waiting for traffic to clear when she entered the eastbound lanes and was hit. She was pronounced dead on the scene and has been identified as Brandy Heideman.
A second bicyclist may have also been hit by the Jeep, but that bicyclist walked away from the crash and left their bicycle in the road. It is unknown whether that person was injured. The driver of the Jeep, a 25-year-old man, stayed on the scene and was not impaired.
The intersection was closed for several hours while police investigated the accident.
Our condolences go out to Brandy Heideman’s family at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Per recent data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise. In fact, approximately 40 percent of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by distracted drivers hitting cyclists, even when riders were observing traffic laws by using bike lanes or the sidewalk.
Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death after a crash. These victims are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe emotional trauma. And when victims succumb to their injuries after a bicycle crash, families are left to pick up the pieces. From negotiating with insurance companies and handling funeral costs to grieving their loved ones through it all, families must deal with devastating consequences in the aftermath of a crash. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG Law’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 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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