Fatal Biking Accident Incites Online Anger, Cyclist accident makes waves on the Web, The story of a San Francisco cyclist who plowed into a pedestrian on March 29 and then apparently took to a bicycle blog forum to tell his side of the story is blowing up on the Web.
Chris Bucchere allegedly struck 71-year-old Sutchi Hui-who later died-at a busy San Francisco intersection, and then identified himself as the rider in the crash on a public Google group for the Mission Cycling Club .
The incident is making waves on the blog-o-sphere as readers weigh in on the cyclist’s story. The post, which has since been removed from the forum, read in part, “The light turned yellow as I was approaching the intersection, but I was already way too committed to stop. The light turned red as I was cruising through the middle of the intersection and then, almost instantly, the southern crosswalk on Market and Castro filled up with people coming from both directions, … so, in a nutshell, blammo.”
The rider goes on, “Apparently I hit a 71-year-old male pedestrian and he ended up in the ICU with pretty serious head injuries. I really hope he ends up OK.”
Hui died, but the medical examiner’s report has not yet been released. In a statement to Yahoo News, the spokeswoman for the San Francisco District Attorney, Stephanie Ong Stillman, noted that the office is keeping an eye on the case, although no charges have been filed. Stillman emphasized, “We take pedestrian traffic fatalities very, very seriously.”