SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Investigators were searching Thursday for the driver of a white full size cargo van who fled after fatally striking a bicyclist on Old Bayshore Highway.
San Jose police said the incident took place at approximately 6:16 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Old Bayshore and Queens Lane. Officers responded to a call of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.READ MORE: Hercules Neighborhood Put on Lockdown Due to Law Enforcement Activity
The preliminary investigation has revealed that a white full size cargo van was traveling southbound on Queens Lane approaching Old Bayshore. The van made a left turn onto eastbound Old Bayshore and collided with a bicyclist, who was riding in the westbound lanes.
The bicyclist — an adult male — was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Shortly after arriving, he succumbed to his injuries.READ MORE: 'We Need To Turn Things Around' – 2021 San Francisco Crime Statistics Show Sharp Rise In Gun Violence
Vehicle fled the scene. Witnesses have described it as an early 2000’s white full size cargo van with a roof rack.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after they confirm the victim’s identity and notify next of kin.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Supervisors Advance Resolution Apologizing To Chinese Community Over Past Atrocities
Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Bowen #4461 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.