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Phoenix, AZ – Michael Groth Killed in Bike Crash at Seventh St & Hatcher Rd

Phoenix, AZ – Michael Groth Killed in Bike Crash at Seventh St & Hatcher Rd

Phoenix, AZ (May 7, 2020) – A man riding a bike was hit and killed by a vehicle in north Phoenix late Wednesday night.

According to Sgt. Maggie Cox, spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department, 61-year-old Michael Anthony Groth was riding his bicycle near Seventh Street and Hatcher Road, just before 11:00 p.m., when a car traveling northbound struck him. The car was driven by a 26-year-old woman, though her name was not released.

Groth was rushed to an area hospital via ambulance by Phoenix EMTs but was later pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and was evaluated for impairment.

Cox said charges are pending but did not elaborate. The crash remains under investigation.

Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Michael Groth Killed in Bike Crash at Seventh St & Hatcher RdPer 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. 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 Arizona personal injury lawyer.

When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG’s team of bicycle accident lawyers in Phoenix has many years of experience. Contact our Arizona bicycle 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.