Dozens of bicyclists and supporters came to last week’s meeting on
San Francisco’s Vision Zero Project following two recent fatal San
Francisco bike accidents. In the first, a 26-year-old woman was killed
when a 32-year-old driver ran a red light, struck the cyclists and then
continued driving. The driver was later apprehended. In a second, a 41-year-old
woman was hit and killed by a driver who was speeding. This driver also
fled the scene.
The biking community and others are demanding that the city take action
to improve safety conditions on San Francisco streets. In certain situations,
the failure to make improvements – and where the condition of a
roadway actually increases the likelihood of an accident occurring –
may be considered roadway negligence.
Mayor Ed Lee has announced that over the next two years, more than 50 traffic
improvement projects will be completed. A spokesperson commented, "As
tragedies continue on our streets, and we lose lives or see more severe
injuries continue… "we realize that this work continues to
be incredibly urgent" and noted that creating more protected bike
lanes should be a top priority for SFTMA.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a San
Francisco bike accident, please contact the experienced
San Francisco bike accident law firm of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.