Crash involving bicycle in Chandler

The crash happened near Ray and Cooper roads around 5 a.m.

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Chandler Monday morning.

The crash happened near Ray and Cooper roads around 5 a.m.

Police say a 57-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the crash.

The driver remained at the scene and they say no signs of impairment were found.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Southbound traffic on Cooper Road was closed just north of Ray Road for the investigation. It has since been reopened.

Stay tuned to Arizona's Family as this story develops.

 


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(11) comments

Shredder

Can't these bikers stay off of high traffic roads? At that hour, I'm sure the 57 year old was out for exercise and not on his way to work. Ride somewhere else where you won't put your life in danger.

Daddy

Who knows what the details are of this collision; I'm glad the new cell phone use while driving law went into effect though. It's a great step in the right direction for Arizona roadway safety and was long over due. Hopefully the law will get an upgrade making it a criminal offense for a driver to cause a wreck while using a cell phone.

robertscomputer

Did the cops have donuts and a fxrt party on this onw too.[ohmy]

docketman

AZ drivers have no respect for bicycle riders even when we are riding in the bicycle lane. Its like get out of my way...

bobnarizona

Did you stop to think that maybe the bike had no lights on? That the bike came off the sidewalk and into the path of the car? That just maybe the bike rider is at fault? With so much information given it is easy to see how well informed you are before you made your little mind up as to what happened and who is at fault. Give it a rest. I am sure the news station will do a follow up report with all the info later next month.

Paul Labiche

WORD

trsalemme

Yup. Ill bet big sums of money, that the car was turning from the street to a private drive, or vice versa, and the bike was on the sidewalk, and tried to cross the entrance/exit of the street/private drive. Guess what dum@ss bikers...you DONT have the right of in that instance. And this is what happens when you are riding around with your head straight up your @ss.

trsalemme

I agree slightly. But I have seen WAY more dumb@ss bike riders breaking laws, and trying to own the road...

andthesurveysays

Totally agree. Many bicyclists are that way for reasons that are beyond me. For instance, riding two or three abreast in a bike lane, where one is no longer in the lane, or completely ignoring stop signs.

ZBoomer

There is no bike lane on that section of Cooper.

Dean

Most AZ bike riders have no respect for the traffic laws, as the ones who run red lights, run five abreast down the only lane on the road, and much more. For instance one of you jerks was riding on the LEFT SIDEWALK (illegal) and ran through a RED light (illegal) just as cars got the green. The intersection had three lanes of traffic and the jerk did not even slow down as the cars started moving. We all three had to slam our brakes to keep from hitting him and he gave us the finger as he whizzed by.

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