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San Rafael man dies in bike crash

Deadly accident knots traffic on Sir Francis Drake for three hours

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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 1:11 pm | Updated: 1:12 pm, Mon Apr 22, 2013.

The bicyclist who died after being run over by a pickup truck in west Marin last Friday afternoon has been identified as 79-year-old David Hauer of San Rafael, according to the Marin County Coroner’s Office.

Hauer was one of three cyclists who were riding eastbound on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of Vallejo Avenue, when the accident occurred around 12:25 Friday, April 12, California Highway Patrol spokesperson Andrew Barclay said.

The accident caused the two-lane undivided roadway to be closed for about three hours, Barclay said.

Hauer and two others were riding on the concrete shoulder of the roadway when a 1986 Chevrolet pickup passed the group of cyclists. It appeared Hauer lost control of his bike, fell to his left and was run over by the truck’s rear wheel, Barclay said.

The driver, Juan Rubio, 52, of Marshall, stopped at the scene immediately and was cooperative with authorities.

A field sobriety test was negative and Rubio voluntarily agreed to submit to a blood test.

The accident occurred in front of Perry’s Deli, located at 12301 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The other two cyclists had already reached the deli.

The Marin County Coroner’s Division is investigating the fatality. Barclay said authorities are still unsure what occurred in the crash.

“There really wasn’t anyone doing anything wrong,” Barclay said. “It was just one of those unfortunate things that happen.”

Contact Joe Wolfcale at

jwolfcale@marinscope.com.

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