A San Francisco cyclist was killed in an accident near AT&T Park on February 9. Diane Sullivan, 48, was riding near the intersection of Third Street and King Street when she was struck by a cement truck. The two were traveling in the same direction on King Street at the time of the bicycle accident.
Sullivan was pulled underneath the truck before it came to a complete stop, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Sullivan was rushed to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The accident remains under investigation, but law enforcement noted they have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors.
This tragic accident is a reminder of how vulnerable cyclists are on the road. Communities should consider cyclist and pedestrian safety when installing and maintaining their roads. Studies have shown that proper bike lanes reduce risks for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident.
Tip of the day: Equip your bicycle with a strong light in addition to reflectors, so you are visible to motorists.
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