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Police: Bicyclist struck and killed by underage SUV driver
Lindsey Collom
The Arizona Republic
Oct. 18, 2006 09:24 PM
PHOENIX - Authorities said an unidentified man on a bicycle was struck and killed Wednesday by a juvenile that took his mother's SUV for a ride.

The man was riding the bike about 8:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Elwood Street when the vehicle hit him.

He died at the scene, according to a police supervisor.

The officer could not say what would happen to the driver of the SUV, a 15-year-old boy, but the case will be referred to Phoenix police's vehicle crimes unit.

No further information was available.

And you know what will happen - the boy, because he is underage, will not get any jail time. A slap on the wrist. Another one of us gets taken down without any consequence.

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An unnecessary death. Very tragic. Just another reminder that as cyclists, we need to insist on safe roads for us to travel. I personally feel that NYC is dragging it's feet when it comes to saftey on the roads. If Chicago can become the most bike friendly city in such a short time, why does NYC say 2009. The voice of the people must be heard.

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