Updated: Bicyclist Killed by AC Transit Bus Identified

By Bay City News
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 10:37:00 AM

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a 35-year-old man who was struck and killed by an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus after being knocked from his bike into traffic in Oakland Wednesday afternoon. 

Erik Fitzpatrick was riding his bike on MacArthur Boulevard near Patterson Avenue when a 42-year-old Manteca woman opened her car door, knocking him into traffic. 

Fitzpatrick was then struck by a Line NX bus and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  

AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson said Fitzpatrick and the bus were both traveling along MacArthur Boulevard, approaching Patterson Avenue, when the accident happened.