California Car Accident Prompts Concerns Over San Francisco City Employee Driving Policies

by Staff Blogger | September 23rd, 2013

September 23, 2013

The California Car Accident Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers explain that drivers of motor vehicles must follow certain rules and regulations to ensure both their safety and that of others around them. Failure to do so may result in claims of negligence being made against a driver in the event an accident occurs that results in death or injury.

One such accident occurred on September 5 in a San Francisco, California, park and has since sparked heavy debate on the policies city employees must follow when driving metropolitan vehicles on public property. According to an article from the San Francisco Gate, the crash happened in Holly Park.

Reports indicate the 35-year-old victim and her 11-month-old daughter were lying in the grass in the park when a 57-year-old city gardener veered off of a pedestrian path he was driving on and ran the woman over. She was killed as a result of injuries she sustained in the accident.

Regulations state that city employees are prohibited from driving on pedestrian paths and grassy areas. Now, a hearing is scheduled to be held in order to determine how the regulations should be implemented.

Berg’s team of California Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how devastating a death caused by a motor vehicle collision can be and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.