A 63-year-old Palo Alto cyclist died earlier this month after being struck by a car in Mountain View. The car crash happened Friday, July 10 at approximately 7:30 p.m. when the man was hit by the driver of a 2002 Honda Civic on San Antonio Road.
Witnesses of the accident told police that the man may have suffered a traumatic head injury. Witnesses said he was unconscious but breathing. One witness responded to the Mountain View Police Department Facebook query for information by describing the incident as “horrific,” writing that the windshield and roof were caved in and the vehicle appeared totaled.
The cyclist was transported to Stanford hospital, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday, July 15. The driver of the vehicle, a 70-year-old Los Altos Hills man, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. He did not appear to be under the influence or sustain any injuries.
Police have posted a map online to give residents a better idea of where the accident occurred. However, the case remains under investigation.
Also, last week in Carlsbad, a crash between a minivan and a bicycle left the 46-year-old cyclist dead.
The fatal crash happened around 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday along College Boulevard.
Police said it appeared the cyclist and the minivan were both headed north when they collided, and it is so far unclear about how the wreck exactly occurred.
San Diego bicycle accident attorney Frederick M. Dudek can find out how bike accidents occur and that many times it happens through no fault of the cyclist. An avid cyclist himself, Frederick M. Dudek understands the seriousness of both the injuries and damages that result when a driver fails to notice a cyclist.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, speak with our bicycle accident attorney during a free consultation today to learn how we may be able to assist.
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