Bicyclists Accident Lawyer Phoenix AZ
Woman Cyclist Killed by Truck in Phoenix
A woman in Phoenix is dead after she was hit by a truck and killed. The accident happened the evening of Sunday, May 10, 2020 near 32nd Street and Broadway. Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Nicole Hicks. A bicyclists accident lawyer Phoenix AZ can investigate these tragic crashes, obtain witness statements, and consult with an accident reconstructionist.
Investigators say Hicks was in the crosswalk at the time when a truck, which was pulling a horse trailer, “failed to stop for a red light,” and hit her. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and impairment did not appear to be a factor.
Arizona had the highest rate of red light running deaths per capita last year, according to the AAA Foundation. Phoenix reports on average 1,520 red light running crashes per year resulting in 88 fatalities or serious injuries. On a national level, 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017, which is a 10-year high and a 28% increase since 2012. Drivers are urged to use caution when approaching signalized intersections, and pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to stay alert when crossing the street.
- 28% of crash deaths that occur at signalized intersections are the result of a driver running through a red light.
- Arizona has the highest rate of red light running fatalities per capita while New Hampshire has the lowest rate.
- Nearly half (46%) of those killed in red light running crashes were passengers or people in other vehicles and more than 5% were pedestrians or cyclists. Just over 35% of those killed were the drivers who ran the red light.
- 85% of drivers view red light running as very dangerous, yet nearly one in three say they blew through a red light within the past 30 days.
A bicycle accident lawyer Phoenix AZ can advise a victim or his or her family regarding potential legal claims, the settlement and litigation process.
Since Phoenix has such a high incidence of red light crashes, the Street Transportation Department has been analyzing three years worth of crash data to help identify new locations where red light cameras could be set up to make intersections safer. As of December 31, 2019, Phoenix no longer has speed enforcement and red-light cameras after not extending the camera contract. A City Council report from the police department said from Sept. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2018, Phoenix generated $7,062,885 from 205,384 school speed and red light citations. When properly implemented, red-light cameras reduced the fatal red-light running crash rate of large cities by 21% and the rate of all types of fatal crashes at signalized intersections by 14%, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
If you or a loved one is ever involved in any kind of traffic accident, contacting a bicycle accident lawyer Phoenix AZ may enable you to pursue a claim for serious injuries and damages, caused by a negligent party. The attorney will investigate applicable policies, there should be no fees for the consultation. There should be no fees unless a settlement is obtained. Call Paul Englander, PLC today.