San Francisco Bicyclist Dies After Collision with Delivery Truck

by Staff Blogger | July 25th, 2011

July 25, 2011

A bicyclist who was involved in a crash with a delivery truck Wednesday morning died yesterday from injuries sustained in the accident. ABC 7 News reported that the 25-year-old San Francisco woman was traveling eastbound on Mission Street and was struck by the westbound traveling delivery truck as she attempted to turn left onto Fremont Street. Both she and the truck driver had green lights; however, the bicyclist’s turn was illegal as only taxicabs and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency buses are allowed to turn left at the location.

According to San Francisco Police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield, the woman was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and suffered a serious head wound along with other injuries. She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where she died Sunday.

Several campaigns in the city are aimed at educating cyclists on proper methods, techniques, and etiquette for riding on the road. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offers courses and training in urban biking for novices and beginners.  These courses will teach riders everything they need to know, from the laws of the road they must abide to, to gear shifting techniques on tough hills.

The California Bicycle Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers suggest cyclists educate themselves on safe, smart riding, and encourage them to always wear a helmet. These are the best ways to protect yourself on the road.