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Bicyclist First in U.S. Guilty of Vehicular Homicide
« on: July 25, 2013, 08:06:51 AM »
I have been riding for over 65 years, and have see a lot of very dumb moves out there.  I now only ride on a private air strip next door.


A bicyclist who struck and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian in San Francisco has been convicted of felony manslaughter, the first conviction of its kind for a cyclist in the U.S.

Chris Bucchere, 37, was biking through a busy intersection when he struck and killed Sutchi Hui, who was crossing the street with his wife in down downtown San Francisco.

According to the district attorney's office, Bucchere had run through at least two stop signs without stopping on his way to the intersection where he crashed.

They also contend the light was already red by the time Bucchere went into the intersection and slammed into a group of people crossing the street, including Hui, said Stephanie Ong Stillman of the district attorney's office.


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http://abcnews.go.com/US/bicyclist-us-guilty-vehicular-homicide/story?id=19759724
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