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Car Kills 18-Year-Old San Jose Bicyclist

Posted on May 17, 2012

Santa Clara, CA –A San Jose teen-aged cyclist died in Santa Clara Tuesday night when he collided with a car.

Intersection of Santa Clara County Route G4, S...

Intersection of Santa Clara County Route G4, San Tomas Expressway, with Monroe Street, in Santa Clara, California. The view is facing southbound on the expressway, from the top of the overpass over the Caltrain tracks. Photographed and uploaded by user Coolcaesar on August 1, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

California Highway Patrol and local paramedics tended to the accident on Monroe Street near San Tomas Expressway at about 10:45 p.m. minutes after the car accident occurred.

Santa Clara County Coroner’s office identified the bicyclist as Jose Arreola, eighteen-years-of-age resident of San Jose. A 32-year-old from Santa Clara who was driving the Toyota Camry sedan that hit the victim was not hurt.

The intentions of the Camry driver were to cross the intersection. The light of the street the Camry was traveling on was green, thus allowing the Camry the right away. Then the cyclist crossed the road in front of the Camry. Noticing the cyclist, the driver of the Camry pumped its breaks and made serious efforts to stop the vehicle.

Unfortunately, the car hit the cyclist.

Arreola had been riding in between the crosswalk and was knocked outside of it from the hit. He was ejected from his bicycle and hit the road with great force. He was allegedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He received serious injuries and trauma to his head.

Succumbed to unconsciousness by the impact of the hit he laid on the ground bleeding and helpless.

Emergency services arrived to the scene and loaded Arreola onto a gurney and into the ambulance. He was being transported to Valley Medical Center for treatment. He received life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident and died. He was declared dead by hospital physicians and transported to the county coroners.

CHP did not arrest the driver of the Camry. According to various sources, the driver was not under the influence of alcohol nor drugs. From what the evidence allegedly shows, the driver was not held at fault.

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