Phoenix police investigate after bicyclist struck and killed in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a man was struck and killed in Phoenix Wednesday night.

The accident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. near 43rd Avenue and Osborn Road.

Phoenix police said Thursday morning that a driver headed southbound on 43rd Avenue saw a man lying in the roadway and swerved to avoid him.

The witness stopped to check on the man and while he was getting out of his vehicle another southbound vehicle also tried to avoid the man in the street but ultimately ended up running over him.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initially police said there was Jeep-style vehicle had initially struck the victim and fled the scene, but now say only one vehicle struck the 69-year-old victim.

Police said there was a bicycle near the victim with damage indicating the rear tire had been run over by a vehicle, but there was no evidence in the roadway or witnesses to suggest a prior hit and run scenario.

Police believe the bicyclist may have crashed or fallen off the bike and was getting up when he was hit by the vehicle, which may have also run over the bicycle tire.

The driver of the vehicle was evaluated and no signs of impairment were found, police said.

If you have any information about this accident, you are asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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