Danville police say a 55-year-old Danville bicyclist was struck and killed by a car near the intersection of Crow Canyon Road and Tassajara Ranch Drive Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. An air ambulance rushed George Kaufer, Jr. to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where death was pronounced. Friends said he was on his way to a dental appointment when he was struck.
Lt. Allan Shields said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has fully cooperated with police. The Danville Police Department’s Traffic Unit is conducting a detailed investigation into the cause of this collision.
Tuesday’s fatal collision was the second involving a cyclist in the San Ramon Valley. Dublin resident Herman Shum, 40, was killed in a collision with a water truck on Highland Road near Manning Road in San Ramon last December.
Crow Canyon Road was closed in the northbound direction until 10:55 p.m. Tuesday while the investigation into crash took place.