Many intersections in and around San Francisco are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. As previously discussed on this blog, this year has been particularly deadly for pedestrians in the city. These recent accidents are further illustration of the high risk for pedestrian and cyclist accidents and injuries on San Francisco streets. Drivers regularly fail to yield to pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks, especially when making left turns. Many bike riders are injured in “right hook” accidents when drivers fail to look and to move carefully to the right before making right turns.
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Even those of us who drive, take transit, or bike practically everywhere we go end up as pedestrians a good deal of the time. When we are on foot we are particularly vulnerable to injuries in the event of an accident. Pedestrian injuries are a serious public health issue in major metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, and data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), show that approximately 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2011 alone. When pedestrian accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, victims may be able to recover for their losses by filing a California personal injury claim.
Deadly San Francisco Bicycle Collision with Semi Truck Highlights Right Turn Dangers A bicyclist was fatally struck by a semi truck in San Francisco’s South of Market district. The incident occurred just after 7:00 a.m. The woman, reportedly 30-years-old, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The semi-truck operator was […]