Bicyclist Hit at Intersection of Monroe Street and San Tomas Expressway

Daniel Arreola of Santa Clara died from injuries sustained when he was hit at the Santa Clara intersection.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified a bicyclist who died Wednesday from injuries he suffered after colliding with a car late Tuesday as Daniel Arreola, 18, of Santa Clara.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of a collision on the corner of San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Street at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday.

A Toyota Camry was traveling north on the San Tomas Expressway when the driver saw Arreola crossing the road in a crosswalk at Monroe Street, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Toyota had a green light and tried to brake to avoid colliding with Arreola, but was unable to stop in time.

Arreola suffered severe injuries and was transported to Valley Medical Center, where he died around 12:45 a.m.

The driver of the Toyota stopped and cooperated with investigators, who blocked off Monroe Street for several hours. Alcohol or drugs is not believed to be a factor in the collision, according to the CHP.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, CHP officers said.

—By Breena Kerr, Bay City News Service


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