San Jose: Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run collision

SAN JOSE — A bicyclist died after a hit-and-run collision at an intersection Sunday night, authorities said.

The collision was reported just before 6:50 p.m. near Blossom Hill Road and Leigh Avenue, according to a San Jose Police Department social-media post.

Police and San Jose Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene and found a woman suffering from injuries. Despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional details about the collision, including a description of the vehicle, were not immediately available Sunday night.

In 2021, the city recorded 60 traffic fatalities, matching a two-decade peak also reached in 2019 and 2015. The city surpassed that peak with 63 traffic fatalities in 2022.

Check back for updates.

Units are currently investigating a hit and run traffic fatality in the area of Blossom Hill Rd and Leigh Ave.

An unknown vehicle struck an adult female bicyclist.

Officers attempted to render life-saving aid, but the bicyclist was pronounced deceased on scene.

TOC: 6:50 PM

— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 27, 2023

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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