Tempe, AZ - Police Searching for Driver That Fatally Struck Cyclist on E. University Dr

Tempe, AZ – Police Searching for Driver That Fatally Struck Cyclist on E. University Dr

Tempe, AZ (August 27, 2022) – Tempe Police are conducting a search for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run collision that left a woman from Valley dead on Thursday, August 25th. 

At about 9:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a crash between a person on a bicycle and a passenger in the area of South Perry Lane and East University Drive. 

According to sources, the driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived. The cyclist was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Her identity has not been released.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Causes of Arizona Bicycle Accidents

Tempe, AZ - Police Searching for Driver That Fatally Struck Cyclist on E. University Dr

If your bicycle accident and subsequent serious or fatal injuries were due to one or more of these reasons, you could be eligible to bring a personal injury claim against the driver of the vehicle for your injuries and other accident-related damages.  

Bicyclists and bike lanes are not fully integrated into the roadways of many of Arizona’s communities. Even though this is gradually starting to change, there are still numerous areas that do not take adequate care to make sure that riders are protected from foreseeable accidents.

There are many sets of circumstances that can cause a collision between a motor vehicle and a person riding a bicycle. Ideally, every driver would give their complete attention to the roadway, pedestrians, and bicycle riders at all times, but, unfortunately, this does not always happen. 

With all of these obstacles to safe cycling in mind, however, driver disregard and driver distraction remain the two leading causes of fatal and injury-causing bicycle accidents in the Phoenix area.   

Besides other drivers on the roadway, bicyclists also face additional concerns. There is a shortage of appropriate street warning signs as well as lanes designated for cyclists only. Both of these foster an environment where serious accidents involving bicycles are likely to take place.  

Our fatal bike accident attorneys in Phoenix are result-oriented. Our focus is on being there for our clients when they need us, answering all of their questions, helping them side-step common mistakes, and circumventing the legal impediments that usually arise throughout the claims process.

If your family member was killed in a bicycle accident, call an Arizona personal injury lawyer at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free, no-obligation review with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.

Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.