Bicycle rider killed in collision with semitruck

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A 57-year-old bicycle rider was killed when he collided with a semitruck, according to Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department.

It happened Saturday afternoon on Buckeye Road at 24th Avenue.

Holmes said Rubin Pina Herrera, 57, was riding a bicycle when he swerved to avoid striking a telephone pole, lost control of the bicycle and fell into the roadway and struck the side of the truck that had been traveling in the curb lane west on Buckeye Road.

Herrera was rushed to a hospital with a serious head trauma where he was pronounced dead.

The driver did not show any signs of impairment and cooperated with police.