Driver Hits, Kills Friend Leaving House Party On His Bike

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in San Jose early Saturday morning, according to police.

The victim, a 32-year-old San Jose resident, was on his bicycle in the middle of Cherry Avenue near Foxworthy Avenue when he was struck by a 2004 Subaru at about 2 a.m., police said.

Responding paramedics couldn’t revive the bicyclist and pronounced him dead at the scene, according to police.

The driver, also a 32-year-old San Jose resident, was apparently friends with the bicyclist, and both had been at a house party nearby before the crash, police said.

Police questioned the driver at a local station, and he was later released without charges. Investigators have not yet said if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to contact San Jose police at (408) 277-8995.

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  1. HooDatIS? says:

    WHO SPIKED THE KOOL-AID GOSH DARN IT…RIP VICTIM….
    DONT DRINK AND DRIVE……SERVE HIM A JUSTICE SPIKED PUNCH…HE TOOK A LIFE SHAME ON HIM
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    1. Seriously? says:

      Shame on YOU, who are YOU to judge?

      I am sure that life will serve you a justice spiked punch one day, OBVIOUSLY the driver was not drunk or he would not have been released.

      Sometimes an accident is just that, an accident.

  2. Why says:

    Somebody was run over and their life was taken yet the police released the person responsible for this?

  3. TedBike3000 says:

    Of course they released him…can’t have a driver inconvenienced just because he killed someone

    1. Obviously says:

      Or, more likely, they can not hold an innocent person….

  4. Mapsassy says:

    It was 2 in the morning and pitch dark. This was clearly an unfortunate accident of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If the police suspected the car driver committed a crime, they would have arrested him. I’m sure they gave him tests for DUI and he must have passed. Obviously we know few facts to make a judgement but it is possible that the bike driver was impaired. How often do you scan the surrounding areas foe bike drivers late at night ?
    In any event, the police could arrest the driver later, or most likely there will be CIVIL litigation in the future. When it’s your time…it’s your time.

  5. genomega1 says:

    It was an honorable death, killed while riding a pc bicycle run over by a pc Subaru who could ask for more?

    1. Danielle Kent says:

      You are an idiot!

  6. JaneQPublic says:

    With a ‘friend’ like that, who needs enemies…..?

    By-the-way – just because it is dark is no excuse for not being vigilant – in fact one needs to be MORE so……

  7. JOHNQPUBLIC says:

    Sorry but this mentality that to ride bicycles in any and all conditions is justifiable needs to be reevaluated ! Bicyclists are hard to see especially at night . And riding in and around vehicular traffic is inherently DANGEROUS ! I don’t know who was right or wrong in this case and my condolences to the poor unfortunates family .

    1. So What says:

      Yes, but perhaps people should think twice before driving their cars to parties at which there will be lots of alcohol consumption. The bicycle is what killed this man; it was a car.

      1. Joe Dog says:

        Who said there was alcohol served at this party? For all we know it could have been an AA party.

  8. john smith says:

    These LAN parties are getting wilder and wilder. Pretty soon you’re gonna need to pack a weapon along with that pocket protector.

  9. Danielle Kent says:

    Please keep all irrelevant and brainless comments to yourselves. This was TRULY a tragic accident. Both sides of families/friends have lost a great person, husband, father and friend. The driver was very close to him and is struggling greatly right now. Please keep him in yours prayers for strength, for he needs it most .

  10. ron says:

    Riding a bike in the dark w/o a light can be hazardous to your health. Mix in a little alcohol and its deadly.

  11. Mark says:

    2 am on Cherry and Branham? There was drinking and probably drugs involved!

  12. Danielle Kent says:

    Shut up ignorant idiot!

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