14-year-old pedestrian, bicyclist killed in separate incidents on Valley roads
PHOENIX – A 14-year-old pedestrian and a bicyclist were killed in separate car collisions on Valley roads Friday morning.
The teenager was hit by a car outside of Peoria High School, where he was a freshman, around 8 a.m., the city’s police department told ABC15.
Police said the boy was hit in a crosswalk on 83rd Avenue south of West Cholla Street. He was taken to a hospital with “significant injuries,” according to the TV station.
The driver remained on scene.
INCIDENT UPDATE: 14 year old male, Peoria High School freshman has died after being struck by a vehicle while in the crosswalk on 83rd Ave just south of W Cholla St. Roads are still closed, please avoid the area. #PeoriaPDAZ #peoriapoliceaz #peoriaaz pic.twitter.com/YcTfPFb352
— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaPoliceAZ) November 15, 2019
Investigators closed down 83rd Avenue in both directions from Cactus Road to Grand Avenue.
Less than two hours earlier, a Valley Metro bus fatally struck a bicyclist near the border of El Mirage and Surprise.
A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety said the bus struck the 34-year-old man from Tucson on U.S. 60 as he crossed the intersection at Greenway Road.
The bus had the right of way, the spokesman said. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
A pedestrian was also seriously injured in a Thursday afternoon crash at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road.
A driver struck the man while he was crossing a street then sped off, Phoenix police said.
The unidentified victim was hospitalized in critical condition.
Witnesses told investigators the man was crossing against the light from the west side of the intersection. The eastbound sedan had the green light.
Police were looking for the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with information on the accident was encouraged to call police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.