Cycling in San Jose: Serious injuries for one, fatality for another

We had two traffic collisions involving people in bikes in San Jose: one early Saturday morning resulted in a fatality for a 49 year old man, while Monday evening’s crash sent a young man to the hospital with critical injuries.

Southbound 1st at Mission, San Jose CA

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Two cyclist deaths in SF yesterday, another in Pleasanton this morning

Two women were killed while riding bikes in separate hit-and-run collisions in San Francisco yesterday, June 22, 2016. Details and discussion are in this Hoodline summary that collects statements from police, various news sources and a reddit conversation, but the gist of it:

  • Victim #1 in SoMa at 7th and Howard: woman in her 20s was hit by a driver traveling at high speed who ran a red light. Driver fled the scene but was caught by police. Witness says the driver was “definitely not sober.”
  • Victim #2 in Golden Gate Park: woman in her 40s hit by a driver traveling between 50 and 60 MPH on John F Kennedy Drive. The driver fled; vehicle has been located but not the driver. Here’s a view of westbound JFK approaching the location where the collision occurred.

Also, this morning, a woman in the East Bay town of Pleasanton, CA in Alameda County was killed while riding her bicycle across the intersection of Bernal and Stanley. This is a huge, multiple lane intersection. There’s no word on who ran the red light that controls this intersection, but the “the driver is cooperating with the investigation” while the cyclist is, of course, unable to give her statement.

Valley, Bernal and Stanley, Pleasanton, CA

Via Murph and others for this sad news.

Cupertino: Gravel truck vs child on a bike

Big Rig

The driver of a gravel truck ran over and killed a teenager on a bicycle this morning in Cupertino, CA.


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A tale of two prosecutors: Bob Lee and George Gascon

When Navindra Kumar Jain lost control of his Tesla last November and accidentally killed cyclist Josh Alper on California Highway 1 last November, the Santa Cruz County prosecutor’s office wasted no time in investigating the crash independent of the police investigation.

Josh Alper ghost bike Hwy 1 California

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