A bicyclist was killed yesterday evening, October 7th, in a collision with a Muni bus. The accident occurred at around 5PM at the corner of 6th and Clement in the Richmond district. The Muni bus involved was the 44 O’Shaughnessy. The bicyclist, declared dead at the scene, was described as a white male, age 25 to 30. The SFPD say he has not yet been identified.
According to witnesses, the bicyclist and the Muni bus were both traveling north on 6th Avenue when the bicyclist made contact with the right front of the vehicle. The SFPD have not commented as to which party may have caused the accident. A spokesperson for Muni confirmed that the driver was tested for drugs and alcohol. Those results have not been released.
Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of the bicyclist involved.
There has been a nationwide reduction in both serious injuries and deaths of cyclists in the past 10 years, but considerable work remains to make the roads truly safe for cyclists. Statistics show that cyclists riding on a minor street without bike lines, such as 6th Street at Clement where this accident occurred, are more than 50% more likely to be involved in an accident.
Many of the attorneys and staff at the Dolan Law Firm are cyclists themselves, and we are committed to the safety of San Francisco residents on bikes. The attorneys of the Dolan Law Firm regularly help bicycle accident victims and their families in California get the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers all work on contingency, which means you are not charged a dime unless you
collect damages. If you have any questions regarding a bicycle accident involving you are a loved one, contact our attorneys today for a free evaluation.
UPDATE: The cyclist has been identified as as 22-year-old Derek Allen.