An East Palo Alto man has died after being struck by car while riding his bike in Palo Alto Monday morning, according to police.
The collision was first reported at about 9:40 a.m. in the intersection of Greenwood and Hutchinson avenues. Police officers and firefighters arrived at the scene and found Eugene Conroy, 73, unconscious with major injuries. He was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries the following day, police said.
The Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team, which is investigating the case, has not yet determine the cause of the collision, but the initial investigation suggests that the bicyclist did not stop at the stop sign while traveling east on Greenwood, and the driver of a 1993 Nissan Altima sedan, who was traveling north on Hutchinson, which does not have a stop sign, struck the bicyclist in the intersection.
The driver, a Palo Alto resident in his 70s, was not injured and remained at the scene with investigators. There is no indication at this time that drugs or alcohol were a factor, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.