Bike to Work Day accident claims life of bicyclist by Armaggedon


									Bike to Work Day accident claims life of bicyclist The Associated Press Article
Last Updated: 05/16/2008 06:40:22 AM PDT

SAN MATEO, Calif.—An accident on Bike to Work Day has claimed the life of a
San Mateo man who rode his bicycle to work every day.

Authorities say 66-year-old Joseph Castillo died in a bicycling accident Thursday
on his way to his job as a mechanic for United Airlines at San Francisco
International Airport.

Castillo was found by another cyclist around 6 a.m. on the Bay Trail in Coyote
Point Park in San Mateo.

When paramedics arrived, they pronounced him dead at the scene.

A county parks official says Castillo apparently ran into a three-foot-tall wooden
barrier next to the bike path and flipped over it.

Castillo was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. An autopsy is planned
to determine the exact cause of death.

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