Family Sues Cycling Website Over Rider’s Death In Berkeley
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The family of a man who died while speeding down a Berkeley hill on his bicycle is suing a website that allows bikers and runners to compare their times on routes.
The family of 41-year-old William Flint sued the Strava website for negligence on Monday in San Francisco, alleging it encouraged him to speed.
Flint was doing at least 10 miles above the 30-mph limit on a hill in Berkeley’s Tilden Park two years ago when he braked to avoid a car and his bike flipped over. The Oakland man reportedly had learned someone else on the Strava site had clocked a better time.
A spokesman for the San Francisco-based website, Mark Riedy, says Flint’s death was tragic but the suit is without merit.
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