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Family Sues Cycling Website Over Rider’s Death In Berkeley

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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.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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