PHOENIX, AZ – A bicyclist is dead after he was hit by a car on September 6, 2022, early morning at a major intersection in southwest Phoenix.
Phoenix police say it happened around 5 a.m. near 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road, just west of the Loop 202 freeway. Investigators say a woman was driving eastbound in the area when she struck a man who was riding a bicycle, also eastbound, along the shoulder of the road. Fire crews pronounced the man dead at the scene, and he’s since been identified as Troy Rosales, 32.
At this time, police don’t believe alcohol or other impairment was a factor in the crash.
Buckeye Road was closed for several hours as detectives investigated the crash, but reopened early Tuesday afternoon. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Troy Rosales over this tragic loss.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, bicycle-related fatalities also increased considerably with 45 fatalities in 2021, a 41% increase over the 32 deaths in 2020. Bicycle-related fatalities have risen each year since 2018.
Call (602) 254-6071 to talk with an Arizona personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were injured in a car accident.
Source: 3TV/CBS 5