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Nov 19, 2012 6:51 PM

Bicyclist dies in hospital over a month after traffic collision

TUCSON - A bicyclist that was struck while turning in a midtown intersection last month has succumbed to complications related his injuries and died, police officials confirm.

On October 10, a bicyclist, later identified as 56-year-old Randall Meneses, was riding east on Glenn Road and entered the left turn lane to go north on First Avenue, according to a Tucson Police news release. The driver of a sedan was also traveling east on Glenn and was in the left turn lane behind Meneses.

Meneses began to make the left turn when the driver followed and struck him with the left front side of her vehicle, the release states. She remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. She was ultimately cited for a civil traffic violation.

Police say Meneses was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The injuries were initially thought to be minor, but he ultimately succumbed to complications related to the injuries while he was still in the hospital, and was pronounced dead on November 14.

So far in 2012, there have been 31 total traffic fatalities, including three bicycle-related deaths, according to Tucson Police statistics.

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