A Marin County man who pleaded guilty to striking and killing a 71-year-old pedestrian with his bicycle in San Francisco last year was sentenced Thursday to probation and community service.
Under a plea agreement, 37-year-old Chris Bucchere of Marin County will not serve any time in jail. Instead, he will be sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service when he goes before the judge in San Francisco Superior Court on Aug. 16.
A San Francisco judge ruled Thursday that a bicyclist accused of killing a pedestrian in a Castro District crosswalk should stand trial for felony vehicular manslaughter rather than lesser charges sought by the defense.
A preliminary hearing was underway Wednesday at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice to determine if a cyclist who struck and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian in the Castro District will be charged with felony vehicular manslaughter.
A bicyclist accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Castro District in March pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge.
A bicyclist has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a pedestrian he struck in San Francisco’s Castro District in March, District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday.
The San Francisco District Attorney has issued an arrest warrant for the bicyclist accused of fatally striking an elderly pedestrian in the Castro District earlier this year.
The bicyclist who fatally struck an elderly pedestrian in San Francisco will likely be charged with a felony in connection with an accident last month in the Castro District.
Motorcycle patrols have been monitoring two problematic San Francisco intersections at peak hours as part of stepped up traffic enforcement after a deadly pedestrian-cyclist crash.
San Francisco Police are still investigating whether a cyclist who plowed through a crowded crosswalk, killing a 71-year-old man was racing against the clock at the time. Authorities hope the tragedy will help raise awareness of the need for safety, since the city is California’s most hazardous for bikers and pedestrians.