Thursday, February 14, 2013

San Francisco Cyclist Suffers Fatal Injuries after Being Struck by Truck

A tragic bicycle accident claimed the life of a San Francisco woman on February 9, 2013.  The preventable accident occurred near AT&T Park where thousands of baseball fans were waiting in line to enter the stadium for the San Francisco Giants Fan Fest. 

According to published reports, a cyclist was traveling westbound on King Street when she was struck by a large cement truck that was also traveling westbound on King Street.  After the accident, the cyclist was transported to a local hospital where she was unable to recover from her severe injuries.

The victim has been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office as 48-year-old Diane Sullivan.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Sullivan and her family.  There are no words that can offer solace to a family that has suffered this type of devastating loss.

Regrettably, San Francisco remains one of the most dangerous cities in America for cyclists.  Every day on the streets of San Francisco the safety of cyclists is put at risk by negligent motorists.  Some common negligent driver behaviors that contribute to fatal and severe bicycle accidents include:  aggressive motorists, unsafe lane changes, slamming on the brakes, failing to look while parallel parking and left turns in front of an oncoming bicyclist.

The dedicated bicycle accident attorneys of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP are all too familiar with the dangers facing cyclists on roadways across California. We are committed to helping victims of all types of bicycle accidents.  Our legal team has assisted clients who have experienced bicycle accidents that were caused by cars, trucks, buses, trolleys and defective bike parts. 

We fight for victims of bicycle accidents and their families by standing up to negligent drivers and their insurance companies.  We never hesitate to take the fight to court when insurance companies refuse to provide adequate compensation.  We believe that motorists who compromise the health and safety of cyclists deserve to be punished for their negligence and we pride ourselves in doing whatever is necessary to get our clients and their families the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one have experienced a bicycle accident call the legal team of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation with one of our compassionate bicycle accident attorneys. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights.


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