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Woman on bike killed by big-rig

 | Published on 11/5/2010


A woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a big-rig near Portola Valley Thursday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said. 

The accident was reported at 3:39 p.m. on Alpine Road near the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 280.

Initial reports indicated the bicyclist had been hit by an 18-wheeler and was underneath the big-rig. The San Mateo County Coroner’s office has been called to the scene.

CHP Officer Art Montiel said the bicyclist appears to be a woman in her 40s or early 50s. 

A small stretch of westbound Alpine Road was closed, Montiel said. 

The CHP is interviewing the big-rig’s driver, and is seeking witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 369-6261 and ask to speak to Officer Keith Nielsen.