Cyclist Killed by Car in Oakland -- Dec 17, 2017
A man getting on his bicycle was killed Wednesday in Chinatown after he was hit by a car and knocked more than 150 feet, police. The man’s name, a 32-year-old San Leandro resident, was not released pending notification of family. Investigators did not release the name of the driver, a 29-year-old Hayward man. He stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities and was released pending further investigation. The deadly crash occurred at the intersection of Seventh and Harrison streets at approximately 10:53 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the victim was getting on his bicycle when he was hit by a Dodge Charger headed northbound on Harrison Street coming out of the Posey Tube. Witnesses reported the car was speeding. The impact triggered the 32-year-old man to become temporarily airborne and then hit several parked vehicles before ending up at the intersection of Eighth and Harrison streets, approximately 160 feet from the site where he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Charger hit a parked car before the driver stopped in the 900 block of Harrison Street and waited for authorities. Afterward, Harrison Street between Seventh and Ninth streets was closed for several hours while authorities investigated.