A woman has died one month after being seriously injured in a freak bicycle on pedestrian accident in San Francisco. According to news reports, the victim was almost across the six-lane street at the intersection of Mission St. and The Embarcadero, with the light in her favor, when a cyclist struck her in the bike lane next to the sidewalk. The pedestrian accident occurred during the busy morning rush hour, at 8:15 a.m.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital with severe head trauma, where she remained on life support for a month before succumbing to her injuries. Authorities in San Francisco are unsure how to proceed with the incident and weather or not to charge the biker with manslaughter. The bicyclist stayed at the scene of the collision and suffered minor injuries.
As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer this accident raises concerns about the impact of the rising popularity of biking on pedestrian safety. Bikers should always be alert of their surroundings, obey traffic rules, and cede the right of way to pedestrians. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, speak with a personal injury lawyer to ensure you take the proper steps to protect your rights.