LAFAYETTE (BCN ) — The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday it charged Lori Everett with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for hitting and killing cyclist Joseph Shami with her vehicle in Lafayette last April.
Just before 7 a.m. on April 13, 2021, Shami was lawfully riding in the traffic roundabout at Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd.READ MORE: Bay Area Remembers 1941 Attack On Pearl Harbor That Changed America Forever
The district attorney’s office said in a statement that Everett didn’t yield as she entered the roundabout, hitting Shami, who was wearing a bright helmet and colorful clothing and already riding in an established travel lane.READ MORE: 'Prolific' San Francisco Retail Theft Suspect Back In Jail After New Arrest
Authorities described Shami as an “incredibly experienced cyclist.”
Authorities ask motorists to be active, attentive drivers and to be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists when sharing the roadways.MORE NEWS: Scott Peterson Returning To San Mateo County Courtroom Wednesday For Re-Sentencing
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