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.