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MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- On Sunday afternoon, an 86-year-old man died after getting hit by a vehicle while riding a bike in Waddell. It happened a little before 1:00 p.m. in the area of 177th and Northern avenues. 

Authorities say James Thelen was riding the bike north on 177th Avenue near Northern Avenue. He failed to stop at the stop sign at Northern avenue and was hit by a vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. 

The driver of the vehicle that hit Thelen remained on the scene. MCSO says speed or impairment do not seem to be a factor in this accident. No charges are pending in this incident. 


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