Cyclist Found Dead on South Bay Road

Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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Cyclist Found Dead on South Bay Road

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The MDC may be putting on the brakes for cyclists who ride at the West Hartford Reservoir.

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Investigators believe that a bicyclist found unconscious and then  later determined to be dead on the side of Highway 9 in West Santa Clara  County Sunday afternoon may have lost control of his bicycle and collided with  a tree, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

      Passersby discovered the cyclist, a 59-year-old man, of Cupertino,  unconscious on the right shoulder of Highway 9, south of Redwood Gulch Road  at around 3:50 p.m.
     
The cyclist was confirmed to be dead at the scene at around 4:15  p.m. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
     
The northbound lane of Highway 9 south of Redwood Gulch Road was  closed for about one and a half hours to facilitate the investigation,  according to the CHP.

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