This morning started with another serious accident in San Francisco.
At 8:33 this morning a woman in her 40’s was struck by a bicyclist, as she was crossing the street, reportedly sustaining serious head injuries from the collision.
Those of you who ride your bikes to work each morning should remember that bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.
Preliminary reports suggest that the cyclist was at fault, and that the woman was crossing the intersection legally. San Francisco police officer Albie Esparza was quoted as saying “”Every bicyclist in the city should be reminded each and every day that all the laws on the books apply to them too,” Esparza said. “They need to stop at every stop sign and every stop light.”
It is likely that the cyclist in this case will be legally liable for the injuries to the pedestrian. Hopefully the pedestrian in this case will make a full recovery. You can find out more about the rights of pedestrians injured in similar accidents, on our firms web site.
Be safe everyone!