Pedestrian accidents in San Francisco are approaching epidemic levels. The Cartwright Law Firm has seen an increase in cases coming into the firm, and according to the San Francisco Chronicle, 2013 saw 21 people killed by autos while walking in The City. Since January 1st, San Francisco has seen 4 deaths and many more injuries […]read more
Drivers who run red lights, speed, fail to yield to pedestrians or don’t stop behind limit lines can expect to see more flashing lights – and more citations, said San Francisco’s Chief of Police. Due to a disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents caused by motor vehicles, the issue has caused significant public concern. The Cartwright […]read more
The California Highway Patrol is taking part in a focused enforcement and education event this week aimed at finding commercial vehicles with faulty or poorly maintained braking systems. The nationwide event, “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” runs through Saturday. “Our goal is to reduce the number and severity of highway collisions caused by faulty brake systems […]read more
This year, there have already been three fatal bicycle accidents in San Francisco — all in or near the city’s South of Market neighborhood, and all involving large commercial trucks. In each case, according to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the driver faced neither criminal charges nor traffic citations. In response — and in anticipation […]read more
Around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a motorcyclist was severely injured when his bike collided with a 36-passenger bus on U.S. Highway 101. The serious motorcycle accident took place before morning rush hour, but several lanes of southbound 101 had to be closed down for two hours. The crash occurred on the Southbound 101 just north […]read more
In the past, we have talked about the convoluted nature of some intersections in San Francisco, and how these complicated areas can be a factor in (or directly cause) a pedestrian or bike accident. The city is pushing forward with a few major safety plans that call for improved infrastructure, which should help. In addition, […]read more
With a little under 20 pedestrian accident fatalities last year, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee announced a plan is being drafted to improve pedestrian safety in the city. Expected to be finalized and implemented early this year, the plan hopes to reduce pedestrian accidents that result in serious injuries or death by 25 percent by […]read more
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