Driver deemed responsible for car crash with bicyclists arrested
The individual believed responsible for striking a group of bicyclists in Arizona with his automobile has been identified and arrested. According to reports, two people died as a result of this car crash and several others were injured. The driver is facing criminal charges for the incident.
This crash reportedly occurred on March 3, in the Tucson area. According to a video that accompanied a written news report, approximately 15 bicyclists were in the group that was struck by the driver of a commercial roofing truck -- all of whom were vacationing in the area. One of the cyclists died at the scene of the crash and another died after being transported to the hospital. One individual is said to be in critical condition, and a few others sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver -- a 28-year-old male -- is believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash. He has been charged with DUI, manslaughter, aggravated assault and criminal damage. It is unknown if court dates have been scheduled in this case.
The surviving family members of the deceased and the individuals who were injured in this car crash retain the right to seek compensation for their losses. Civil claims may be filed against the driver and possibly his employer in an Arizona court. While wrongful death and personal injury claims can take some time to resolve, those cases in which negligence can be established may be awarded monetary relief for any and all documented damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and pain and suffering -- among countless others.
Source: tucsonnewsnow.com, "Driver, victims identified in deadly accident involving bicyclists", March 3, 2016