Pima County Bicyclist Killed In Early Morning Collision

On September 29, 2015, at approximately 5:25 a.m., Pima County deputies responded to a collision involving a passenger car and a bicyclist, 30-year-old Daniel Wilson, on Orange Grove Road west of La Cholla Boulevard.

When deputies arrived, they learned the bicyclist was eastbound on Orange Grove Road approaching La Cholla Boulevard in the bike lane, when he was struck from behind by an eastbound passenger car merging into the right turn lane. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, however his bicycle was equipped with a flashing red rear light.

Mr. Wilson was transported to Banner-University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased.

The Sheriff’s Department Traffic Unit responded to investigate the incident. Neither speed nor impairment appeared to be factors in the collision.

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