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Pedestrian in Castro Bike Collision Dies, Cyclist May Face Charges

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Intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

Intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/BCN)— A pedestrian who was struck by a bicyclist in San Francisco’s Castro District last week has died, authorities said Wednesday. The bicyclist may face charges in his death.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, of San Bruno, died Tuesday at San Francisco General Hospital after he was struck at the intersection of Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29, police said.

Authorities were not immediately releasing the location or time of Hui’s death, and the cause of death remains under investigation.

“The exact cause of death will be up to the medical examiner’s office. We’re waiting for that official report to know exactly what caused the death of this victim,” said San Francisco Police Spokesman Albie Esparza.

Police said the accident happened when a man riding a bicycle was traveling south on Castro Street and was crossing Market Street when he struck Hui, who was walking east in the crosswalk.

Witnesses reported that the bicyclist, who has not been identified, may have run a red light prior to the collision, but that information has not yet been confirmed.

Both were taken to the hospital and at the time police said their injuries were not considered life threatening.

San Francisco District Attorney spokesman Omid Talai said, “The case has not been formally presented to us but we are consulting with the SFPD.”

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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