Bicyclist dies after being struck by car
A 30-year-old Tucson man was pronounced dead at the hospital Tuesday after being struck by a car during an early morning bike ride on the Northwest Side, authorities said.
Around 5:25 a.m., Daniel Wilson was riding east in the bike lane of Orange Grove Road approaching La Cholla Boulevard when "he was struck from behind by an eastbound passenger car merging into the right turn lane," a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
"The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, however his bicycle was equipped with a flashing red rear light," said Deputy Tracy Suitt.
Wilson was taken to Banner-University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and he later died, Suitt said in a news release.
"Neither speed nor impairment appeared to be factors in the collision," Suitt said.