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Coroner Identifies Bicyclist Killed on Altamont Pass Road

Joe Segrest, 48, of Livermore was killed when he was struck by a van around 11:10 a.m. on Thursday.

By Bay City News—

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a van near Livermore on Thursday morning has been identified as 48-year-old Joe Segrest of Livermore, an Alameda county coroner's deputy said today.

[Related article: UPDATE: Altamont Pass Road Reopened After Bicycle Fatality]

The California Highway Patrol received a report around 11:10 a.m. Thursday that a bicyclist was down in the roadway on Altamont Pass Road near Carroll Road and found Segrest. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene. According to the CHP, Segrest had apparently been riding up Carroll Road and was hit by a full-size van after he failed to stop at a stop sign.
 
The driver involved in the collision stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators. A stretch of Altamont Pass Road was temporarily closed in both directions Thursday while the CHP investigated.
John Whitehead April 14, 2014 at 03:47 PM
There is almost always more debris and rougher pavement farther to the right. Also, when I ride as close as possible to the right edge of the roadway, cars pass me dangerously close without moving over at all. When I ride farther to the left, that helps drivers remember to obey the law and move over to pass at a safe distance. I wish people who don't ride bicycles would stop pretending they know so much about riding bicycles. There are even people out there who think that a "shoulder" is a bike lane. How about drivers license renewal tests that require experienced drivers to demonstrate increased knowledge every five years?
blackoutmetal666 April 22, 2014 at 01:36 PM
How about license renewal tests for people over 60 because they should not be driving. If 65 is to fast for you on a highway then please don't get on it. Like really you sound like a tree hugging liberal. Not everybody has time to put on skin tight nylon and and ride a bike like Lance Armstrong. Some people have places to go and don't like to be stuck behind some jerk because he wants to ride his bike in the middle of the road. Instead of using the cross walk and walking his bike.
Anne Freitas April 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM
I drive Corrall Hollow from Tracy to Livermore to work and back almost everyday. I understand bicyclists have a right to use the road. BUT use some common sense people! There are no bike lanes on this very twisty road. The law states that as a driver I have to give u an invisible 3' bike lane or not pass u. Most people driving that way in the mornings are on The way to work. We have to be somewhere. I am not going to risk MY life by crossing into the opposite lane on a blind curve because u decided to get some exercise durring commute time. Nor am I going to follow behind u @ 5 miles an hour til it's safe to pass. Of course I'M not gonna hit u either but maybe it would be more prudent on ur part to pick a different time of day for ur little jaunt.
Jessica Miranda Rhoades April 27, 2014 at 03:49 AM
I'm really going to miss him.

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