One bicyclist was killed and one injured when a car struck them on Foothill Road in Pleasanton this afternoon, according to police.
The bicyclists, a husband and wife, were riding north on Foothill Road around a quarter mile south of Golden Eagle Way shortly after 1 p.m. when they were struck by a northbound car, according to Lt. Brian Laurence.
Laurence said the 50-year old wife, who was wearing a helmet, died when she was thrown from her bicycle.
Her husband hurt his leg and paramedics took him to the hospital but he was later released.
Pleasanton police said the couple wasn't from the area, but the 18-year-old driver, who cooperated with police, is from Pleasanton.
“An off duty doctor, nurse and an EMT happened upon scene just before ems got there and attempted life saving efforts as well,” said Brian Laurence, a Pleasanton police officer.
Michael Schweizer, who walked his family across the blocked street Sunday, said Foothill Road is popular for biking on the weekends.
“This is a very popular road for bicyclists especially on weekends,” Schweizer said.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
The identities of the victims and the driver have not been released.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Pleasanton police at (925) 931-5100.
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