Bicyclist was already lying on road before being hit by car and killed, Phoenix police say

A bicyclist is dead after lying in the street and being hit by a vehicle in west Phoenix.
A bicyclist is dead after lying in the street and being hit by a vehicle in west Phoenix.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 7:27 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:10 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A bicyclist is dead after being hit by a car in west Phoenix, and police say the man was already lying on the roadway when he was struck.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 39th Avenue and Camelback Road. Because the bicyclist was already down, Phoenix police say the driver of the car was unable to avoid the collision.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was taken to a hospital where he later died. Now detectives are trying to determine why he was lying in the street in the first place. His identity has not been released.

Police say the woman driving the car didn’t show any signs of impairment.