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MV cyclist hit, killed in Los Altos Saturday

A Mountain View man died Sunday after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle down Grant Road, according to a press release from the Los Altos Police Department.

Stephen Purcell, 67, was riding his bike near the intersection of Grant Road and Oak Avenue when a vehicle hit him at approximately 9:26 a.m. Saturday, police said. Santa Clara County fire personnel, an emergency medical services crew and Los Altos police responded to the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, the release stated.

 Purcell was transported to the hospital. He was declared dead at approximately 6 p.m. the following day.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the investigation, but the cause is still under investigation by the police department’s Traffic Division.

Anyone with information on the fatal collision is urged to call Sgt. Liz Checke at 947-2659.

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