UCSF Shuttle Driver Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Crash

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A University of California at San Francisco shuttle bus driver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from a July crash that killed a doctor on board, prosecutors said.

Wallace Richardson, 64, was behind the wheel of the bus the morning of July 14 when it crashed at Octavia Boulevard and Oak Street. The crash killed Dr. Kevin Mack.

The shuttle bus was carrying about 15 people when Richardson allegedly entered the intersection on a red light and struck a big-rig, causing Mack to be ejected from the vehicle, prosecutors said. Mack was pronounced dead at the scene.

A warrant was issued for Richardson’s arrest in December, and he turned himself in to Millbrae police last month.

After entering his plea, Richardson was ordered to return to court on March 7 for a pretrial conference in the case, according to the district attorney’s office.

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  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.
    They have been harrassing me for 20 years.
    The DEA is part of the problem and not solution. Apart from being the proxy force for the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) and the NSA, they have been a failure since Nixon’s inception. The DEA could benefit from a large buget cut and employee rift to remove the corrupt ones.

    • BOB

      jimmy, who you gonna be next week ?

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