Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage
EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb.
The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with Greenway Road in El Mirage at approximately 6:20 a.m.
The bicyclist’s name was not released but the DPS said he was a 34-year-old man from Tucson.
The DPS said preliminary information indicated the bus had the right-of-way in the intersection and that the bicyclist “failed to yield to the right-of-way.”
U.S. 60 is also named Grand Avenue in parts of Phoenix metro.