In 2007, history teacher John Myslin was killed by a passing truck on Mission Street, Santa Cruz. An accident reconstruction video created for the wrongful death lawsuit dramatically illustrates what happened.
On November 4, 2010, Lauren Ward of Los Altos, CA was killed at Alpine Road near I-280 in Portola Valley when she was hit by a truck and killed. The truck was driven by Gabriel Manzur Vera working for Randazzo Enterprises. Fault has not been determined in that crash. Vera was apparently making a right turn onto the freeway when Ward was hit on the left side of the truck, though there are no witnesses to the crash (other than Vera).
On August 7, 2007, teacher John Myslin of Santa Cruz was riding his bicycle to work when he was hit by a truck and killed at the intersection of Mission and Bay in Santa Cruz, California. The truck was driven by Gabriel Manzur Vera working for Randazzo Enterprises. The cyclist in this case was determined to be at fault. Myslin was riding on the sidewalk, passed on the truck’s right and was hit as the truck driver made a right turn.
Mercury News: Truck driver in Alpine Road collision also involved in fatal 2007 crash in Santa Cruz. This story has gone crazy among Bay Area cyclists on Twitter and local listserves this morning. There are only a small handful of cyclist fatalities involving big rigs. Make of it what you will.
Partly in response to the 2007 and another similar truck-vs-bike fatality in 2008, Ecology Action Santa Cruz published a bike safety around trucks brochure.