Tag Archives: fatality

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.

Santa Cruz hit-and-run cyclist fatality

The Sentinel reports a 65-year-old man lost his life after he crashed on his bicycle on Soquel Drive last Friday night and was subsequently run over by a Mazda. The driver of the Mazda fled the scene. Authorities are searching for a “dark” Mazda sedan with a missing hubcap. Read more in the Sentinel –> read more »

Pedestrian killed by cyclist in San Jose, and more bike news

Mercury News journalist Mike Rosenberg tweeted out this letter sent to City Hall the other day regarding pedestrian safety and dangerous sidewalk cyclists in downtown San Jose. Letter San Jose City Hall received: Guy worried about being sent to his crypt; "meanwhile enjoy" pic.twitter.com/6zrcL7wjfR — Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) March 25, 2014

Santa Cruz County Highway 9 cyclist fatality

I was out most of yesterday and missed this sad bit of news from Felton in Santa Cruz County. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, a 50 year old man riding for the first time with a cycling group suffered an unspecified medical emergency on Highway 9 and lost his life. Read more in the read more »

San Jose police investigate pedestrian hit-and-run fatality

Local news media reported yet another pedestrian hit-and-run fatality in San Jose, CA. This one occurred on Snell Avenue just south of Capitol Expressway in south San Jose. There’s a twist in this case: police are treating this death not as an accident, but a homicide:

Teen fatality last night marks 40th traffic death for San Jose

A 17 year old boy was killed last night while crossing a large intersection in south San Jose with his bicycle. The driver of the silver Toyota RAV-4 stayed on the scene, according to media reports. this Toyota is at the scene, person inside declined to talk. pic.twitter.com/kfLw6h8nFJ — Eric Kurhi (@erickurhi) December 4, 2013