Crashes Motorized Bicyclist killed in Phoenix, AZ crash

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by papa, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. papa

    papa Guest

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/regio...phoenix/pd:-bicyclist-killed-in-phoenix-crash


    "Posted: 01/19/2011
    By: Deborah Stocks

    PHOENIX - Authorities say a bicyclist struck by a car was killed Tuesday night.

    Phoenix police Sgt. Michael Long said the accident happened near 25th and Dunlap avenues when a vehicle hit a woman riding a motorized recumbent bicycle.

    Long said the victim, a woman approximately 50 years old, died at the hospital.

    Long said the vehicle struck the bicyclist as the driver made a right turn at 25th Avenue. He said the driver did stop and there were no signs of impairment.

    The name of the victim was not released pending notification of relatives."
     

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    That's really scary. I commuted to work on my motor bike for a year in the Phoenix area. I hated having to ride in the dark but it was difficult to avoid that.
     
  3. crgintx

    crgintx Guest

    I lived in the Phoenix,AZ area for 7 years. That area would be a bad place to ride day or night.
     
  4. zean

    zean New Member

    Thankyou for reminding me of the realities of this hobby. It scares me, and I forgot how dangerous intersections are. I'm sorry for those who were close to or knew the victim.
     
  5. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    I lived in Phoenix for a year when I went to trade school. My dad wanted to take me out to a celebration dinner after the graduation ceremony. I said no way. My truck was all ready packed and I had a full tank of gas. I could not wait to leave that God forsaken city. 10 minutes after the ceremony ended I was on the 10 south headed towards 8 east. I cannot stand the drivers in Phoenix, especially when you get near Sun City. Folks there just don't seem to look out for other drivers or riders. Everybody drives like they own the road.

    I am sorry to hear of this tragedy and I hope that all involved will find peace and comfort soon.
     
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