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Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Accident on Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (November 12, 2021) – Friday night, 42-year-old Brandy Heideman was fatally struck by a vehicle in a collision on 32nd Street.

Emergency dispatchers responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m., at the intersection of 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

First responders say the female bicyclist was doing circles in the center turn lane while waiting for traffic to clear. She then entered the eastbound lanes where she was struck by an eastbound Jeep.

Due to the impact of the collision, Heideman suffered life-threatening injuries before she was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, a second bicyclist was struck. However, they left their bicycle at the scene and left before authorities arrived.

Investigators described the Jeep driver as a 25-year-old man. Reports indicate that he stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was not impaired at the time.

Officers say the driver was unable to avoid striking the cyclists.


The team at Sweet James would like to send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brandy Heideman during this devastating time.


If you have lost someone in a bicycle accident, then contact Sweet James as soon as possible. They understand that the death of a loved one leaves a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being. However, it is important that the surviving family understands and protects their rights. Their experienced attorneys and professional team will be with you in every step of the legal process. Call (800) 975-3435 today for a free consultation with an expert legal professional in your area. They are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message for any concerns or questions. Click here to request a police report.

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