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Redwood City Bicyclist Hit, Killed By Car In Atherton

ATHERTON (BCN) -- The San Mateo County coroner's office has identified a 62-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a car and killed while crossing a major thoroughfare in Atherton Thursday morning.

Christopher Chandler of Redwood City was killed around 10:35 a.m. when he was hit by a car on southbound El Camino Real at Isabella Avenue, Atherton police Lt. Joe Wade said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicated Chandler was in a crosswalk when a southbound Toyota struck him, Wade said.

The driver of the Toyota stopped and was cooperating with investigators.

It does not appear that alcohol played a role in the accident, and it has not been determined whether speed was a factor, Wade said.

Southbound El Camino Real was closed between Watkins and Atherton avenues for about five hours while the accident was investigated.

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