Friday, November 16, 2012

Mountain Biker Struck by Car in San Francisco's Presidio

A frightening bicycle accident occurred in San Francisco on November 12, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m.  According to published reports, 26-year-old Garrett Gibson was riding his mountain bike north on Lincoln Boulevard in the Presidio when he was struck by a black Porsche Cayenne.  Mr. Gibson was violently thrown off his bike and knocked unconscious.  After the collision, Mr. Gibson’s mountain bike became pinned to the front of the Porsche.  The driver of the Porsche fled the scene of the accident with the bicycle still pinned underneath the bumper.  The mountain bike has yet to be recovered. 

It is unfathomable that someone could strike another human being with their car and not even stop to administer aid or call for help.  Tragically, this type of deplorable behavior is far too common on California roadways.  Recent unconfirmed reports have indicated that the driver may have turned herself in to local police. 

Fortunately, a passing motorist stopped their vehicle, dragged Mr. Gibson out of the roadway, and contacted emergency personnel.   Mr. Gibson suffered a major concussion, abrasions, and contusions as a result of this terrible accident.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts are with Mr. Gibson in hopes that he makes a complete recovery and is back on his mountain bike in the near future. 

The experienced bicycle accident attorneys of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP are all too familiar with the dangers facing cyclists in the Bay Area.  We are committed to fighting for bicycle accident victims and their families.  Our skilled trial attorneys have a history of obtaining significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured cyclists.  If you or a loved one have experienced a bicycle accident call our office for a free and confidential consultation with our legal team. 


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