Police are investigating the death of a bicyclist critically injured by a collision with a car in the 1800 block of Arnold Drive Thursday.
Officers called to the scene at approximately 8 a.m. found an adult male suffering from injuries received after contact with a car. The cyclist, later identified as Martinez resident Russell Hofeling, 65, was transported by ambulance to the John Muir Trauma Center in Walnut Creek where he was pronounced deceased.
The collision is currently being investigated by the Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team in cooperation with investigators from the Martinez Police Department. The investigation is in the early phases but alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Cpl. Craig Schnabel of the Martinez Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-494-8085.