On Sunday morning, a man lost his life in circumstances that could only be described as a wrongful death. The fatal accident occurred at approximately 3:28 in the morning when a man was driving his town car in downtown San Francisco.
A 32-year-old bicyclist was injured in an accident with a shuttle bus when the bus failed to yield to the bicycle rider, and instead ran over the victim. The bicyclist's pelvis was fractured in several places as a result of being run over by the bus.
For those of you who ride "the wiggle" to work in the City, be sure to look out for more than the occasional pot hole or pedestrian on your commute. According to the SF Gate Police Captain John Feeny has been cracking down on bad bikers, as he seeks to improve safety on the famous route, including known hot spots for bicycle accidents like the intersection of Fell and Divisidero.
Monday morning started off with a tragic automobile accident, as a man was killed and two others injured during in a solo crash off of highway 101 that occured shorly before 5 AM. The SUV was carryin 8 family members, who were returning to their home in San Jose after a trip to Mexico.
Surveillance video from a Tenderloin district convenience store offered a clear picture of a pedestrian accident earlier this week, when a para-transit van ran over a man in the crosswalk. The pedestrian is alive and recovering in the hospital. He has some broken bones but is expected to survive.
She has already received a good Samaritan award from the mayor of San Francisco, and now the 22 year old mom is being honored by the California Highway Patrol as well. Last October, the woman was driving her daughter to school on Highway 101 when she saw a truck crash happening in her rear view mirror. Next, she saw the driver get out of the truck and fall down, passing out before he could make it a safe distance from the crash. The woman saw a fuel fire starting near the man and ran over to him, dragging him to safety until emergency responders arrived and administered medical treatment. The driver sustained only minor injuries.
The road can be a very scary place, especially for bikers. A situation can turn tragic very quickly if others on the road are careless. This past summer, a 25-year-old California cyclist found out just how dangerous the roads can be.
A person's teenage years can be some of the most memorable of their life. However, teenagers are prone to making mistakes, some of them are frivolous and others deadly. A South San Francisco teen was charged for the wrongful death of a 17-year-old girl who was riding in his vehicle. At the time of the incident the driver was intoxicated.
Wednesday morning started slow as the early morning caused mayhem on Highway 37 in Vallejo. Reportedly, 11 car crashes involving at least 31 vehicles were reported by the CHP. At least 10 tow trucks were called to the scene of the accident, which also reportedly included a motorcycle accident.
A young man, who was eager to get to his new job on The Embarcadero last summer, reportedly struck a woman at Mission Street and the Embarcadero around 8:33 in the morning. This blog reported the story of the bicycle and pedestrian accident in July. Early reports suggested the accident victim was a woman in her forties; however, authorities later clarified that the woman was a 68-year-old woman.
A Monday evening accident in Berkeley has claimed the life of an 18-year-old skateboarder. Police say the young man was riding his skateboard in the street shortly after 7:00 p.m., when he was struck by a Prius on Marin Avenue. The Berkeley resident reportedly attended school in El Cerrito, a community that has been shaken by two fatal accidents in just three days.
San Francisco police say that a woman suffered head trauma in a bicycle accident in the Richmond district Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say a mail truck was traveling north on 18th Avenue shortly before 5:00 p.m. and apparently rolled into the intersection and striking the cyclist, who was heading east on Clement Street. The 39-year-old woman riding the bicycle was not wearing a helmet and police say that she sustained a head injury.