Alleged red light runner arrested after hitting bicyclist in Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say a pickup truck driver is facing a felony charge after running a red light and hitting a bicyclist in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
Just after 11 a.m., officers were called out to the collision near Central Avenue and Grand Canal, just south of Camelback Road. Emergency crews arrived and rushed the bicyclist to the hospital. According to court documents, he’s in critical condition with a fractured skull and a brain bleed.
Officers say the pickup truck driver, 24-year-old Rainer Perez Cordero, ran a red light and struck the bicyclist in the crosswalk across Central Avenue. Investigators say the light was red for eight seconds before Cordero drove through the intersection.
Cordero stayed on the scene, and investigators said they discovered he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. He was arrested and booked on a felony charge for being involved in a serious collision without a license. The investigation is ongoing.
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