Bicyclist Killed in Burlingame Crash Identified

The 75-year-old bicyclist was killed in a collision with a truck on Monday.

A 75-year-old bicyclist who was killed in a collision with a truck in Burlingame on Monday afternoon has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as Andrew Chiari.

Chiari, a Burlingame resident, was riding south on Cortez Avenue when he apparently tried to make a left turn near the 1100 block of that street at about 12:15 p.m., Burlingame police said.

He hit the side of a truck that was driving next to him, and the truck ran over him, causing fatal injuries, police said.

Chiari was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver stopped and cooperated with police, and has not been cited.

-- Bay City News

Dianne L Nowak August 22, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Yes, Were having more bicycle accidents and fatalities since the bicycle lanes have been on the streets. It's everywhere, just not on the peninsula. I personally don't like them it's dangerous when driving.
Phyllis McArthur August 22, 2012 at 06:55 PM
This is so very sad. I wish the best for this man's family and hope they get through this ok.
Phyllis McArthur August 22, 2012 at 06:59 PM
On a lighter note, here in Foster City I was stopped at foster city blvd and marlin ave when an adult and a 14ish year old girl stopped at the stop sign adhearing to the traffic laws, another drivier gave them both a thumbs up.
Ben Toy August 23, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Do you mean Class II bicycle lanes? They are there to keep the auto's from getting to close to the cyclists. You can get a ticket for driving into (a tire touching, or crossing into that bicycle lane) when that line is solid. Auto's can intrude into the Class II lane when the line is dotted, to turn How does a Class II lane make it more dangerous? Very curious why you think that Guess that is why the best is a Class I bicycle lane...a barrier between the auto lane and bicycle lane (either raised or curb) More and more of these types of comments leads me to wonder if DMV should require some number of hours training/educating/etc the metrics of bicycling on public streets as a requirement for a drivers license


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