A group of cyclists was recently struck by a car in Arizona. As a result, one individual was killed and another suffered life-threatening injuries. This car crash is still under investigation.
According to police, an elderly gentleman supposedly ran a red light and struck two cyclists. The driver, believed to be in his 80s, did stop after the crash and is reportedly cooperating with law enforcement. The victims belonged to a group of seven cyclists out on the road that December morning. The cyclist who was killed was, according to reports, a male near 60 years of age. Details about the injured cyclist were not readily available.
The driver deemed responsible for this crash may face a number of charges. As this investigation is still ongoing, a list of formal charges has not been released. However, is was reported that a misdemeanor charge for running the light may be pending.
When a car crash results in injury and/or fatality, the victims and/or their surviving family members can be left with a number of struggles. From physical damages to emotional and financial strains, the effects of car accidents can seem all-consuming. In an effort to recoup any monetary losses encountered by such incidents, civil claims can be filed against the person believed responsible. In this particular case, the decedent's surviving family members may file a wrongful death action, while the other victim may pursue a personal injury claim. Claims that are successfully litigated in an Arizona civil court may be awarded a monetary judgment as compensation for the losses endured due to the crash.
Source: abc15.com, "1 killed when car hits group of bicyclists in Mesa", Dec. 19, 2014