San Francisco Rep Ammiano Pushes For Seat Belt Law

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Emergency vehicles at the scene of a fatal crash involving a big-rig and UCSF shuttle bus at Octavia and Oak streets in San Francisco, July 14, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A fatal shuttle bus collision in San Francisco has prompted a state lawmaker to try to prevent such accidents in the future.

Dr. Kevin Mack was one of the 15 passengers on the UCSF shuttle when it was struck by a truck in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. He was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The shuttle bus had no seat belts and the vehicles are not required to have them. State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco wants that to change.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

“We really don’t want this ever to happen again,” Ammiano said. “We are looking at the law and what it would require to change that law to mandate seat belts in shuttle buses.”

Ammiano said he and his staff have contacted agencies to find out why shuttle buses have been exempt from a seat belt law.

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