San Francisco Firefighter May Lose Job For Causing Motorcycle Accident

by Staff Blogger | July 22nd, 2013

July 22, 2013

A 43-year-old San Francisco Fire Department veteran may lose his job after causing an accident that left a motorcyclist injured. Investigators believe the firefighter may have been under the influence of alcohol when he struck the motorcyclist with a ladder truck while responding to an emergency call.

Reports indicate the San Francisco Motorcycle Accident happened on the night of June 29 at the corner of 5th and Howard Streets. The firefighter was driving the truck through the intersection when he struck the motorcycle, leaving the biker with broken ribs and a punctured lung.

According to an article from the San Francisco Gate, the firefighter was instructed to stay in the truck until police arrived because he would have to undergo testing for drug or alcohol consumption. Instead, the firefighter walked away from the scene and went to a local bar. While there, he consumed two pitchers of water.

Two hours later, he returned to the firehouse, where testing showed he had a blood alcohol level of .13.

The department is moving to have the employee fired. However, attorneys for the man say an investigation should be completed before such moves are made.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers are aware of how devastating injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be. That’s why the firm is here to help any motorcyclist who has been hurt in a crash that was no fault of their own.