Wheelchair

A Muni driver's altercation with a wheelchair user was caught on camera. (CBS)

Muni Driver Caught On Video Initially Refusing To Let Wheelchair User Board Bus In San Francisco

A Muni driver may face disciplinary action after being caught on video initially refusing to let a wheelchair user board his bus, and verbally harassing the woman.

07/28/2015

School Beating

Former Oakland School Security Guard Convicted Of Assaulting Wheelchair-Bound Student

A former security guard at Oakland High School was handcuffed and taken to jail Tuesday after a jury convicted him of one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury for attacking a student who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

07/21/2015

School Beating

Former Oakland High Security Guard Says ‘Slapping Was Necessary’ For Wheelchair-Bound Student

A former security guard at Oakland High School testified on Thursday that he was justified in using force against a student in a wheelchair in a highly-publicized incident at the school last year because the student was actively resisting him and threatened to kill him.

07/10/2015

People in Leap bus in San Francisco. (Leap)

Private San Francisco Bus Company Accused Of Removing Wheelchair Access From Fleet

A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Justice Department against Leap, a private fleet of San Francisco buses, over a removal of wheelchair accessible seating.

04/17/2015

A beach-accessible wheelchair available at some Bay Area beaches. (Source: California Coastal Commission)

Beach-Capable Wheelchairs Available At Bay Area Beaches

If you need a wheelchair, the California Coastal Commission doesn’t want it to keep you from enjoying California’s amazing beaches, and they have the equipment to make it happen.

03/23/2015

Ambulance

Wheelchair-Bound Man Stabbed In Neck In SF’s Bayview District

A wheelchair-bound man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed in the neck in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday afternoon.

03/09/2015

BART Unveils New Car Design, Coming In 2015 (Credit: BART)

BART Reaches Agreement With Disability Advocates, Adds More Wheelchair Space On New Trains

The BART board voted Thursday to approve an agreement with disability advocates that improves accessibility on BART’s new “Fleet of the Future.”

02/27/2015

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Sound Of Exploding Wheelchair Tire Causes Evacuation Order For Part Of San Rafael

The sound of exploding, over-inflated tires on a wheelchair caused a shelter-in-place order and partial evacuation of the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael Thursday morning, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.

01/22/2015

A frame from a video uploaded to Facebook, a San Francisco police officer is seen shoving a paralyzed man off a curb. (Sqaully D/Facebook)

Caught On Camera: San Francisco Police Officer Tries To Push Wheelchair-Bound Man Into Street

A San Francisco police officer was captured on two separate videos trying to shove a paralyzed, wheelchair-bound man off a curb face first into the street as other officers looked on, until a relative intervened to stop it.

01/21/2015

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Wheelchair-Bound Man Struck By Car And Killed While Crossing Street In East San Jose

A man in a wheelchair crossing the street was struck and killed by a car in East San Jose early Sunday morning.

01/18/2015

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