A 62-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed while crossing El Camino Real in Atherton Thursday morning, Atherton police Lt. Joe Wade reported. The victim was later identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as Christopher Chandler of unincorporated Redwood City.
At about 10:35 a.m., the Menlo Park Fire Protection District received numerous 911 calls reporting that a vehicle had hit a man on a bicycle on southbound El Camino Real at Isabella Avenue, Wade said.
Chandler was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation indicated he was in a crosswalk when a southbound Toyota struck him, Wade said.
The driver of the Toyota stopped and was cooperating with investigators. It does not appear that alcohol played a role in the accident, and it has not been determined whether speed was a factor, Wade said.
Southbound El Camino was closed between Watkins and Atherton avenues for about five hours while the accident was investigated.