The exact facts as to how the accident occurred were not reported.
After the collision, an accident witness followed the motorist and notified police of their location. Avondale police tried to pull the driver over a short time later, but he then crossed over the center line and drove up onto a sidewalk.
Officers finally stopped the 37-year-old driver by blocking him in with their squad cars. He still refused to cooperate until police released a K-9 on him, and only then did he cooperate.
The defendant was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and aggravated assault of a police officer. It was not reported if the motorist was impaired.
The article did not state whether a civil lawsuit has been filed or if a Phoenix bicycle accident attorney is involved in the case.