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SAN JOSE, CA — A cyclist died Saturday morning while riding in the bike lane on Capitol Expressway.

The victim was struck while riding in the bike lane on southbound Capitol Expressway near Nieman Boulevard. Photo: Google Maps.
The victim was struck while riding in the bike lane on southbound Capitol Expressway near Nieman Boulevard. Photo: Google Maps.

San Jose police said 64-year-old Thanh Hoang was struck by a car and killed around 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Nieman Boulevard. They said their initial investigation determined that Hoang was in the bike lane when he was hit by a silver 2002 Nissan Sentra.

The Mercury News reports that Hoang was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries.

Police said the 25-year-old driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers. Alcohol or drug use was not suspected to have played a role in the crash, they said.

Hoang’s death is San Jose’s first bicycle traffic fatality this year.

Traffic investigators are asking that anyone with information about the crash contact Officer Troy Sirmons at 408-277-4654.

 

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