Scottsdale, AZ – Miodrag Milovanovic Killed in Bicycle Crash at Happy Valley Rd
Scottsdale, AZ (May 26, 2020) – Officers from the Scottsdale Police Department have identified 48-year-old Miodrag Milovanovic as the bicyclist involved in a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday morning.
Officials say that Milovanovic was riding eastbound on the shoulder of Happy Valley Road when an SUV, also traveling eastbound, drifted over the fog line and struck him as he was riding. Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale Police Department spokesperson, said that Milovanovic was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.
Impairment was determined not to be a factor in the incident, but police provided no further details at this time. Authorities say that the investigation is ongoing.
Our condolences go out to Miodrag Milovanovic’s family at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Crashes 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 Arizona bicycle crash lawyers has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after a bicycle crash. Contact our fatal accident attorneys in Scottsdale 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.