Car hits, kills bicyclist on Phoenix streetPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- An investigation is under way after a bicyclist was killed while riding across a busy Phoenix street Thursday morning.
Bicyclist killed on Phoenix street - An investigation is under way after a bicyclist was killed while riding across a busy Phoenix street Thursday morning.
Police say a man was riding his bike to work at about 7:30 a.m. and went to cross Indian School Road near 31st Avenue when he was hit by a Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by an 18-year-old driver.
Part of the bicycle was wedged underneath the front of the car. The bicyclist, identified as 36-year-old Thomas Davis, died at the scene.
Investigators say Davis crossed southbound against a red light while the driver was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed.
A man who says he was the bicyclist's boss said the man was not married and would rather ride his bike to work than take his car.
The investigation is still ongoing. Detectives say nothing indicated that alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash. No charges have yet been filed against the teenage driver.