top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Fri Aug 10 2007 (Updated 08/12/07)
Cyclist Killed by Truck on San Pablo in Oakland
Elena Castaneda of Berkeley Killed While Cycling in Oakland
In yet another bicycle tragedy, Elena Castaneda was run over and killed some time around 8am on August 9th by a large dump truck at the intersection of West, Isabella, and San Pablo in Oakland. Elena Castaneda was recognized by locals and known to pass up and down San Pablo every day on her bike. Castaneda's death is eerily similar to the death of John Msylin on August 7th in Santa Cruz who was also run over and killed by a large truck while cycling.

Memorials were set up for cyclist Elena Castaneda that evening. Several people present who actually witnessed the accident said that the intersection has long been a problem and many predicted it was only a matter of time before someone was killed there. Wrecklessly, cars zip around the blind corner from San Pablo southbound to West Street all day every day. Locals reported that they have complained to neighborhood groups and police for years about the dangers of this intersection and the likelihood that someone would get seriously hurt eventually. After years of car accidents at the complicated 6-way intersection, Elena Castaneda was struck by a truck and killed there.

photo Read More and View Photos (warning: graphic photo) | Memorials for Elena Castaneda | Memorials Visited by Family & Friends
11/14/18 Celebrating Veterans Day in the Style of Original Armistice Day Front Page | Anti-War | South Bay | International11/14/18 Investigators Looking into Role Played by PG&E and Southern California Edison in Fires Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/04/18 California's Prop 10 Marks New Rebellion Against Greedy Landlords, Realtors and Developers Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/03/18 Denying Water, Sanitation, and Health Services Is Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | International | Government & Elections11/03/18 Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm Front Page | North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation11/03/18 San Francisco Demonstration Dramatized Animals Killed for Food “Haunting” the City Front Page | San Francisco | Animal Liberation10/28/18 Community Survival Camp Forming in Santa Cruz Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/23/18 In Bay Area, Marriott Employees in Oakland, SF and San José On Strike and Off the Job Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | U.S.10/07/18 Tenants Rights Demonstrations Continue at Properties of Slumlords Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/02/18 Rallies Stand Up for Christine Blasey Ford as Future of Supreme Court at Stake Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections09/29/18 Founders of "Public Safety" Group Discuss Their Own Brushes with the Law Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | Health, Housing & Public Services | Front Page