As our Phoenix bicycle accident lawyers previously reported, a hit-and-run accident in Tempe, Arizona last July resulted in the death of a 32-year-old man from Mesa. A 22-year-old driver convicted for hitting the bicyclist and then fleeing the scene has been sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation, according to ABC news.
Police alleged that the bike rider was legally traveling with the flow of traffic near Southern Avenue and Rural Road when he was hit by the defendant around 12 AM on July 10, 2010. After the collision, the motorist did not stop fled the scene.
Several people in vehicles nearby called 911 and went to the bicyclist’s aid as he was lying in the street. The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he later passed away.
The defendant had been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He pled guilty last Wednesday.
Initially after the accident occurred, police released video of the accident in an attempt to locate the driver. Click here to watch the video on Phoenix New Times Blogs.
It has not been reported if a civil lawsuit has been filed or if an Arizona bike crash lawyer is involved in the case.