Scottsdale, AZ – UPDATE: Ann Theil Killed in Fatal Bicycle Accident at Legacy Blvd & Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ (February 20, 2021) – Officers with the Scottsdale Police Department have identified a bicyclist who was killed in an accident on Thursday.
Authorities say that the victim has been identified as Ann Theil, 75. Theil and another cyclist were traveling in a bike lane on Legacy Boulevard near Scottsdale Road when a 21-year-old driver veered into the lane and struck them both. The cyclists were transported to the hospital via ambulance. Theil was pronounced dead upon arrival and the other cyclist, a man in his 70s, was treated for injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.
The driver cooperated with investigators. As of Friday morning, police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Quon said that the cause of the accident was still under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Ann Theil. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Bicycle 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. Due to the fact that bicyclists do not have the protection of passenger vehicles, riders may be subject to more severe consequences as a result of an accident.
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 in Phoenix or Mesa.
ELG’s team of bicycle accident lawyers in Arizona has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after a bicycle crash. Contact our fatal accident attorneys in Phoenix today 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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