Bicyclist struck, killed by car in Phoenix



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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 11:47 AM

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PHOENIX -- A man died Wednesday night after he was hit by a car while riding his bike in Phoenix.

Police said the man was riding his bike in the area of 28th Avenue and McDowell Road when he was struck by a car traveling east on McDowell Road.

Police have not stated which direction the bicyclist was traveling.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The male driver and his passenger, a child, were not injured.

The collision is under investigation, but Phoenix police said impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Authorities closed McDowell Road between 27th and 31st avenues for the investigation.