Phoenix, AZ – Man Hit & Killed in Bicycle Accident at 19th Ave & Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ (May 27, 2020) – A bicyclist was hit and killed by a car early Wednesday morning near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix.
Per reports from officers, the male cyclist was crossing midblock on Bethany Home Road around 4:00 a.m. when a vehicle traveling westbound hit him. He died at the scene of the accident despite life-saving measures performed by EMTs, according to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spokeswoman with the Phoenix Police Department.
Phoenix police do not believe impairment was a contributing factor in the crash, though the investigation is ongoing. The driver remained at the scene, and Fortune said that officials have not released the victim’s name.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
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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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.