Bicyclist becomes Caltrain’s 8th fatality of 2016

A bicyclist succumbed to his injuries after being struck Friday morning by a commuter train in San Jose, Caltrain officials said.

Police at 9:25 a.m. confirmed with Caltrain officials that the 54-year-old man died at a hospital in Caltrain’s eighth fatality of the year.

The man’s name will be released by the Santa Clara County medical examiner once his family is notified.

At about 8 a.m. northbound Caltrain No. 329 hit the man at the West Virginia Street railroad crossing. The man was taken to a hospital after initially surviving the collision, Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said.