I told you earlier that Choulos, Choulos and Wyle, San Francisco injury attorneys, are representing the most badly injured survivor in the San Francisco Road Rage incident. His name is Rolando Casajeros. He is 39 years old and has been staying with friends in Redwood City since being released from the hospital after being run down by a car.
The alleged driver of the car, David Mark Clark, 39, of Albany, is in custody, undergoing psychiatric evaluation, awaiting charges of attempted murder aggravated assault and hit-and-run resulting in injury for his unprovoked attacks on four bicyclists in the Mission District on June 2, 2010.
In the aftermath of finding and jailing the perpetrator, it is easy to assume that the case has been "solved" and that the criminal justice system will provide retribution for Mr. Casajeros and the other victims. In one sense, this is correct. The criminal charges against Clark will grind through the justice system and if Clark is convicted he will eventually pay for his crimes.
But one much larger question must be addressed today. Rolando Casajeros was severely injured in this attack. He suffered 12 facial fractures, bleeding on the brain, fractured his jaw, and lost teeth. He had to undergo a 19 hour surgery and has more surgeries and many, many months of long and painful healing ahead of him.
Healthy San Francisco is a City-established program that covers the actual medical expenses, but Mr. Casajeros has no way to support himself during the rehabilitation process. As I said, he is staying with generous friends in Redwood City, but he has no means of support because he will not be able to return to his job as a waiter for months. He will also need transportation to and from his physical therapy appointments
As an avid bicyclist myself I knew that members of the San Francisco cycling community would like a way to help a fellow cyclist when injured by someone who refused to share the road!
To make it possible to donate, we have set up a special trust fund in Mr. Casajeros' name. Donations can be sent to:
Choulos, Choulos and Wyle
425 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Make your checks payable to Rolando Casajeros and Claude Wyle, trust account number 7734751691.One hundred percent of the money will be spent on behalf of Mr. Casajeros to help with his expenses during his lengthy rehab.
If you want to show your support in person and make a donation there will be a fund raiser at the Old Clam House on June 27 at 3 pm.
If you need more information, please call Claude Wyle, Choulos, Choulos and Wyle (415) 474-7800.