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Bicyclist Injured In San Jose Crash Declared Brain Dead

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A traffic collision on Friday in San Jose left a bicyclist brain dead who is expected to be removed from life support sometime during the next few days, police said Tuesday.

Police responded to the area of West Campbell Avenue and El Paseo de Saratoga at 10:07 p.m., where there were reports of a fallen bicyclist in the street.

The bicyclist has been identified by police as Alejandro Ramos, 50, of Campbell, who was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police said their investigation has led them to believe that Ramos was injured in a collision with an SUV, but the damage to the bicycle is so minimal that the driver of the car may have struck the bicyclist without knowing.

Police are unsure if the driver of the SUV intentionally left the scene after the collision, or if they were simply unaware that a collision occurred.

Police are asking anyone who was at or near El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center at around 10 p.m. on Friday to call police if they saw a small or mid-sized white SUV.

Ramos is expected to be removed from life support sometime during the next few days, police said.

The incident is the city’s 16th traffic-related fatality of 2012, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (408) 277-4654.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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