Updated Friday, 6:22 p.m.: Preliminary reports indicate the car that struck and killed a cyclist Thursday evening was traveling east on Campbell Avenue, Capt. Charley Adams of the Campbell Police Department said, while the cyclist was traveling across the road from south to north.
"It sounds like he was trying to cross the street," Adams said.
There is no indication the car was traveling at excessive speed, he added. The car is still being processed and witness accounts are being vetted.
A 56-year-old male cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle around 6:25 p.m. Thursday on Campbell Avenue east of La Pradera Drive, according to Capt. Charley Adams of the .
Officers responded to a report of a traffic collision between a cyclist and a car, Adams said. Upon arrival, officers found the cyclist, in the center of Campbell Avenue.
"Emergency personnel attempted to revive the male but were unsuccessful," Adams said. "He was pronounced dead at the scene."
The cyclist's name has not been released. Adams said the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner/Coroner will release his name once appropriate family members have been notified. His department, pursuant to procedure, will not release the victim's name.
The driver of the vehicle is a 28-year-old man whose identity has also not been released. He remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators, Adams said.
Adams also reported the driver of the vehicle has been "very cooperative" with the investigation. He submitted to a voluntary substance test and police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.
As of now, few details about the cause of the collision are available.
"We are still investigating the cause of the collision," Adams said. "I don't have enough detail to speculate on the cause."
Adams said investigators with the Campbell Police Major Accident Investigation Team remain on scene to reconstruct the accident in order to determine its cause. Campbell Avenue between San Tomas Aquino Road and Fulton Avenue are closed, Adams said. He expects the road to reopen around midnight.
Traffic is being diverted to Bucknall Avenue.
The collision occured in front of the Kirkwood Plaza Shopping Center, about halfway between San Tomas Aquino Road and Fulton Avenue.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Sgt. Richard Shipman at (408) 866-2710.
Patch will update this story if and when more information becomes available.