The driver of a gravel truck ran over and killed a teenager on a bicycle this morning in Cupertino, CA.
— Mark Gomez (@MarkMgomez) October 27, 2014
According to news reports, the as-yet unidentified teen was cycling west in the bike lane on McClellan Road when the driver of a tandem gravel truck swerved into the bike lanein what appears to be a classic SMIDSY. The driver is cooperating with the police in their investigation, which likely means Santa Clara Attorney Jeff Rosen’s office pass on prosecution of this collision.
This fatality occurred just as the Governor Highway Safety Association released their report on American bicycling fatalities, which illustrated a 23% increase in California cycling deaths between 2010 and 2012.
With sincere condolences to the family of this child, along with classmates, teachers and friends. The cyclist appeared to do everything right and still lost his life.