San Francisco Bicyclist Charged With Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter
A 23-year-old San Francisco bicyclist who allegedly ran a red light and struck and killed a pedestrian entered not guilty pleas today to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
The bicyclist was riding north on the Embarcadero at about 8:30 a.m. July 15 when he hit Dionette Cherney, 68, who was crossing Mission Street with her husband. Cherney, who was visiting from Washington, D.C., died of head injuries at a hospital Aug. 11.
The cyclist was charged with only a misdemeanor because investigators concluded he had not collided with Cherney purposely or with gross negligence.
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Source: SF Gate