Mesa Cops Need Help Identifying Bicyclist Hit by Two Impaired Drivers
On Monday, we told you about a bicyclist hit by two impaired drivers in Mesa on Saturday night. Today, cops need help figuring out who he is.
The unidentified bicyclist was riding a yellowish BMX-style bike northbound on the west side of Higley Road when he tried to cross a ramp leading onto a highway.
As he was doing so, two cars were turning right onto the ramp.
The first car hit the man, sending him into the air. When he landed, he did so on the hood of the second car, before it had a chance to stop.
The accident was not a hit-and-run.
Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry tells New Times each driver stopped. The two drivers didn't know each other but each was impaired in one way or another.
One, he says, was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The other was under the influence of prescription pills.
Each driver was arrested.
The victim has not regained consciousness since the accident and has no identification on him.
Berry says nobody's reported a missing person, either.
The victim is described as a white male, about 5-foot-10, 185
pounds, with dark, medium-length hair. He was wearing tan shorts and
dark shoes. He's likely between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.
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