San Francisco Bicyclist Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pedestrian/Bike Collision

San Francisco Bicyclist Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pedestrian/Bike Collision

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 "apologized profusely."

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.

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