Updated x2: Driver cited in crash that injures cyclist
The mangled bike lays in the bushes behind the car with a crushed windshield. (Photos by Daniel Stolte)
Editor’s note: The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that the driver of the vehicle caused the crash Tuesday morning was cited for causing a crash that resulted in injury. Read more here.
A 22-year-old student at the University of Arizona is expected to live after being struck by a vehicle this morning.
The cyclist, who was taken to University Medical Center, was waiting at a stop light at Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard when a car crashed into him and three other cars.
Sargent Lopez in TPD’s public information office said a driver heading westbound on Speedway couldn’t stop at the red light and attempted to make a right turn onto northbound Park, but couldn’t make the turn and collided with three vehicles and the cyclist who were waiting at the light heading south on Park Avenue.
Lopez said it did not appear that drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash and it would be determined if speed was a factor. The driver told police that the car malfunctioned, which prevented the driver from slowing. Lopez said the that had yet to be verified.
Daniel Stolte, a Tucson Velo reader called to report a crash and said the cyclist’s bicycle was broken in two.
The motorist struck two cars and the cyclist at the intersection of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. Photo by Daniel Stolte.