San Francisco news reports that the investigation continues into last week's deadly pedestrian accident. The victim, an employee from the City Controller's office, was killed by a tour bus while crossing the street. Officials note that the incident will be thoroughly investigated.
Mayor Lee stated, "this incident is tragic and also reminds us that we all have a shared responsibility to protect and care for one another on our busy streets."
Several avenues will be likely researched to determine what factors caused or contributed to the accident. For example, why didn't the bus driver see the woman in the road? Was he distracted as the result of his duties as a tour guide? Did some other factor require his attention and take his eyes off the road? What about the condition of the roadway itself? Was the intersection clear from debris and other obstructions that could have blocked his view? What were the weather conditions at the time of the accident? Were there any other external factors that caused or contributed to this tragedy?
Mayor Lee notes that this tragedy serves as an example of how dangerous city streets can be and the need to increase funding for more signage and traffic signals.
Whenever any accident occurs, especially those involving fatalities, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation into each potential factor, speak to all witnesses and gather all information that could have played a role in the incident.
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