Woman Killed in Phoenix Bicycle Accident
Riding a bicycle at night is always an activity that involves risk, particularly if a person is riding a recumbent bicycle that sits lower to the ground. However, that doesn't mean that those who choose this form of transportation don't have legal rights. Tragically, it's possible that someone's legal rights were violated when a woman was killed while riding this type of vehicle last night in a Phoenix bicycle accident. Police have not released the name of the victim, and they are continuing to investigate the situation.
According to authorities, the latest fatal Phoenix bicycle accident occurred last night near 25th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue. A woman who was approximately 50 years old was riding her motorized recumbent bicycle on Dunlap Avenue when a motorist came up from behind and attempted to turn right from Dunlap Avenue onto 25th Avenue. The unidentified motorist then collided with the bicycle as the turn was attempted, and the bicyclist was killed. Police have ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed. Losing a life in such a random and violent manner is always tragic, and no family should ever have to receive the type of news that the family of this woman is about to receive. In addition, this Phoenix bicycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona bicycle accidents. Every year, almost 2,000 such crashes occur, leading to nearly 1,700 injuries and to more than a dozen deaths
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
While more information would be necessary to provide a complete legal analysis of this type of situation, if it turns out that the motorist was negligent in turning into the bicycle, it's possible that the family of the woman who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their loss of income and their loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been successfully defending the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.