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San Jose: Bicyclist killed in vehicle collision
Tully Road crash Tuesday marks second traffic death on that roadway in as many days
By Robert Salonga | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 21, 2017 at 11:57 am | UPDATED: June 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm
SAN JOSE — A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a car on Tully Road on Tuesday night, marking the second traffic death in the area in as many days, according to San Jose police.
The crash was reported about 10:13 p.m. on Tully Road near La Ragione Avenue, involving the cyclist and a westbound gray Mazda 3, police said. Responding police and emergency personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The victim’s identity was not immediately released pending notification of his next of kin.
Police said the Mazda driver stopped and cooperated with investigators, who have generally ruled out alcohol or drug use as factors in the collision.
It marked the city’s 23rd traffic fatality of the year, a day after a motorcyclist was killed by a driver in a stolen car reportedly fleeing a traffic stop about a mile east of Tuesday’s collision. There were 19 roadway deaths in San Jose by the same point in 2016.
Anyone with information about the case can contact traffic Detective Kevin McMillin at 408-277-4654.
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Bicyclist hit, killed by car in San Francisco
By Filipa Ioannou
Updated 4:11 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A cyclist died after being struck by a car near the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco on Tuesday, officials said.
The man, Moises Chavez, 51, was biking near the intersection of Alemany Boulevard and Silver Avenue about 5:34 p.m. when he was involved in a collision with a car, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
The driver of the car involved remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police.
The incident marked the second cyclist death of the year in San Francisco, according to the city’s Vision Zero statistics.
Gashaw Clark, a 25-year-old cyclist, was struck by a car May 1 in Mission Bay and later died from his injuries, according to police.
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Hoodline is reporting that a cyclist was killed yesterday at around 5:30 p.m. in a collision with a car at the intersection of Silver and Alemany Boulevard. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition says the victim’s name was Moises Chavez, a 51-year-old man. “Our hearts are heavy this morning and our thoughts are with family and friends of the victim,” they wrote on their Twitter feed.
“Alemany is a high-injury corridor–one of the 12 percent of city streets that account for 70 percent of severe and fatal crashes. So this tragic death is not an ‘accident’–it’s a predictable result of a dangerous transportation system,” said Cathy DeLuca, Interim Executive Director of Walk San Francisco. “To prevent future tragedies like this one, the City must build streets that protect everyone–especially people biking and walking, who are the most vulnerable in crashes.”
Streetsblog went to the intersection to survey it. There’s construction going on. The bike lanes are pretty much scraped away, covered, discontinuous; there’s gravel all about. But at this ‘black spot,’ as the Dutch call an intersection where someone is killed, there’s no sign of an investigation. In fact, there’s no sign of what happened at all, except perhaps for some leftover police tape (as seen in the lead image), a few surgical gloves blowing around that may be from the first responders, and just south of the intersection, there are some spots of what looks like dried blood.
Unfortunately, the work crews’ shift ended yesterday about an hour before the crash occurred. It’s a quiet residential area, without much pedestrian activity; no sign of security cameras or anyone who might have seen what happened. The driver of the car, it’s reported, remained at the scene.
But Russell Ibrahim Blank summed it up perfectly when he posted on the San Francisco Bike Ride Crew Facebook page “Damn, look at that intersection. It was designed for cars to speed through, not with pedestrian safety (or, in this case, a person on a bike) in mind.” Or as Nathan Woody posted: “Terrifying looking intersection. How many is that this year?”
It’s the second cyclist killed this year. The first was Gashaw Clark, 25, killed on April 28 in Mission Bay.
Streetsblog is familiar with this intersection and it’s an absolute travesty that this is what passes for bicycle infrastructure. There’s the aforementioned striped door-zone lane on a street designed for high speeds. But even that bike striping ends as cyclists enter the intersection–where they are most vulnerable. This publication could call on SFMTA again to fix these intersections with planters and safe hit posts or old railway ties or even toilet plungers or whatever they can find as soon as humanly possible, but what would be the point? Let’s just study it some more.
It’s worth noting that this death took place almost exactly a year from the deaths of Heather Miller and Kate Slattery. Their deaths on the same night in June of last year galvanized a city, albeit briefly. But the danger on our streets didn’t start and end that night. It’s about a broader problem–it’s about attitudes that prioritize parking, car throughput, and personal convenience over life and limb. That attitude is displayed by the actions of the very people charged with keeping us safe. And by the managers and politicians who maintain a culture where safety, despite the rhetoric, is very definitely not the highest concern. Otherwise, why isn’t the city doing what the Dutch would do–declare that intersection a black spot, close it, and get all the relevant city agencies there to investigate it. And then fix it.
“The City has the tools to save lives. They just need the guts to put them in the ground quickly, no matter the obstacles,” said DeLuca.
Maybe the guerrilla safety group SFMTrA can help on Alemany?
Streetsblog will aggregate more details on yesterday’s death as they become available.