cover-crosswalk.jpg4:48 PM: A pedestrian who died this morning from injuries suffered after a collision with a bicyclist at Mission Street and The Embarcadero last month has been identified.

Dionette Cherney died in the hospital at 5:20 a.m. from injuries she sustained when she was struck by a bicyclist on July 15, according to San Francisco police and San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan.

Officers arrived to the intersection around 8:30 a.m. and found the woman with a life-threatening head injury, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Detectives determined the bicyclist was riding recklessly, ran a red light, and hit the woman who was crossing the street legally, he said. The bicyclist was questioned and detained at the scene before being released.

Police will present the case to the San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed.

“The San Francisco police investigation is still under way, and we have not formally been presented with the case to review for charging,” San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Erica Terry Derryck said.

She said the office was communicating with police, but the district attorney will wait to receive all of the information before making a decision.

Esparza said after the collision the bicyclist would face the same potential legal repercussions as the driver of any car involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

11:08 AM: A woman who was badly injured when she was struck by a bicyclist in a crosswalk at Mission Street and The Embarcadero last month died this morning, San Francisco police said.

The pedestrian, whose name has not been released by the medical examiner’s office, died at a hospital at 5:20 a.m. of the injuries she suffered in the July 15 collision, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Police were called to the intersection around 8:30 a.m. and found the woman suffering from a life-threatening head injury, Esparza said.

An investigation revealed that the bicyclist had run a red light, hitting the woman as she was crossing the street legally, he said. The bicyclist was questioned at the scene before being released.

Esparza said police will present the case to the San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed.

Esparza said after the collision that the bicyclist could face the same legal repercussions as the driver of any car involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

“Every bicyclist in the city should be reminded each and every day that all the laws on the books apply to them, too,” Esparza said. “They need to stop at every stop sign and every stop light.”

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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  • Soonerdiver

    And the name of the bicyclist? Were they tested for DUI? This individual should be charged with vehicle manslaughter at the very least. Were they given a ticket for running the red light? Was the bike driver insured for an accident on the roadway? I doubt it very much… same bucket of worms; the bicyclists should have a license, insurance and a registered and license for their mode of transport!

    And bicyclists wonder why auto drivers get pissed off at them! This clown is a perfect example. If this had been a car/truck stiking a bicyclist they would be up in arms for the drivers head.

  • Soonerdiver

    And the name of the bicyclist? Were they tested for DUI? This individual should be charged with vehicle manslaughter at the very least. Were they given a ticket for running the red light? Was the bike driver insured for an accident on the roadway? I doubt it very much… same bucket of worms; the bicyclists should have a license, insurance and a registered and license for their mode of transport!

    And bicyclists wonder why auto drivers get pissed off at them! This clown is a perfect example. If this had been a car/truck stiking a bicyclist they would be up in arms for the drivers head.