Last week, a bicyclist charged with running a red light and killing a pedestrian
pleaded not-guilty to vehicular manslaughter. The
bicycle accident /
pedestrian accident raises questions of safety and underscores the need for awareness while
traversing San Francisco streets, whether by car, bus, bicycle or on foot.
However you get around the city, it is important to be aware of your surroundings
and on the look out for potential dangers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of San Francisco roadway
accident, it is important to consult with an experienced
San Francisco injury attorney to determine your rights, investigate your claim, and advise you concerning
your next steps.
Here, representatives of the family claim that a man was riding his bike
north on the Embarcadero when he collided with a 68-year-old woman crossing
Mission Street within the crosswalk. The man remained on the scene and
The woman subsequently died as the result of head injuries sustained from the fall.
The man was charged with "misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter."
He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. As stated
by a spokesperson for the district attorney "This case just really
highlights the need for everyone to obey traffic laws, whether you're
a pedestrian, motorist or a bicyclist…We really need to be mindful
of our surroundings so incidents like this can be prevented."
While in some situations, criminal penalties result from accidents in many
instances it may be possible to file a civil personal injury or
wrongful death lawsuit where an injury or death occurs as the result of the wrongful,
negligent or reckless conduct of another. Where another person or entity
is found responsible for your injuries it may be possible to recover compensation
including items such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a San
Francisco accident, contact the dedicated San Francisco injury attorneys
at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.