Woman, 89, Dies After Collision with Cyclist on San Jose State Campus

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    An elderly woman died days after being hit by a bicyclist on the San Jose State campus. Bob Redell reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 27, 2014)

    Police say an 89-year-old woman has died after being hit by a bicyclist as she was walking on a path on the San Jose State University campus, which is undergoing construction.

    University police Capt. Alan Cavallo told the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday that the woman was on an early morning walk with another elderly woman last week when she was hit by the bike coming in the opposite direction. The newspaper identified her as Ching-Tsun Nee.

    Cavallo says the woman suffered a "traumatic injury'' and died at a hospital two days later.

    The cyclist, described only as a female who does not attend classes at the university, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No charges have been filed.

    Cavallo says bicycles are allowed on the campus paths.

    San Jose State graduate student Neil Ordinario told NBC Bay Area on Thursday that he often saw the elderly woman walking with a friend on the sidewalk, which he too, used to cycle down, but stopped recently because all the construction has made the sidewalks too narrow. He didn't know the woman, but saw her often and gave her smiles when he did.

    "It's sad," he said.