First, on Friday night August 10th, 28-year-old Mary Doering was killed in a car accident on Highway 280.
Second, on Saturday afternoon, August 11th, an unidentified man was killed by a BART train at Glen Park Station at approximately 2:30 p.m. The train operator is said to have not seen the man who was on the tracks for unknown reasons. Unfortunately, there were no witnesses to the accident, which is still under investigation.
Third, Saturday evening, a 38-year-old man was killed by a taxi driver who ran a red light and struck a pedestrian, who was walking in the crosswalk at Eddy and Larkin streets.
Fourth, later Saturday evening at 10:30 p.m., a 38-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on the 100 block of Portola when he hit a median and fell into oncoming traffic. The motorcyclist suffered a severe head injury.
Fifth, Sunday evening a 17-year-old driving a motorcycle near Thornton Avenue and Venus Street collided with an SUV, sending the teenager and his passenger flying from the bike, to land on a parked car. The operator of the bike died.
My condolences go out to the deceased and severely injured.
As a San Francisco Automobile Accident, Pedestrian Accident Attorney and Motorcycle Accident Attorney, I see common threads to most serious injury or fatal accidents–inattention and/or speed. So please slow down and pay more attention.
If it is predictable, it is preventable.
About the author: Claude Wyle is an aggressive advocate for San Francisco motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Claude has decades of experience representing those harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, and, as a Bay Area personal injury attorney, has fought to protect the rights of injured adults and children throughout his legal career.