A bicyclist severely injured last November after colliding with a car has died, according to Menlo Park police.
Sam Felder died on Thursday, April 11, following post-surgery complications, according to an announcement posted on "Sam's Supporters," a fundraising website formed to assist his family. Friends from across the country have been posting condolences, describing him as "an amazing person." He is survived by wife Julie and their young daughter.
Mr. Felder, a 33-year-old Menlo Park resident who worked at Facebook as a product design manager, was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the Nov. 18 crash, which occurred at Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road.
The car's driver, a 33-year-old Union City woman, was determined not to be at fault, Menlo Park Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said, after investigators found that the bicyclist, traveling east, ran a red light as the car was heading northwest with a green light.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of Sam's passing," said Margaret Stewart, a friend and co-worker at Facebook.
"He was a valued colleague and close friend to many people here at Facebook and also at Google where he also worked for many years. He was a wonderfully devoted husband and father to his wife and daughter. Our thoughts are with his family; we will miss him dearly."