Pedestrian Seriously Injured When Struck By Bicyclist On Sidewalk

5:08 PM: A 50-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a bicyclist while walking on a sidewalk along San Francisco’s Market Street this weekend, police said today.

The woman was struck at about 12:25 p.m. Sunday near Market and Stockton streets.

The bicyclist, a 21-year-old man, was traveling west when he struck the woman, who was walking in the opposite direction, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for head injuries that are considered life-threatening, police said.

Police initially said the bicyclist was cited at the scene. A police spokesman later clarified that the bicyclist was not cited, however, the bicyclist stopped at the scene and was interviewed.

He was released pending further investigation, Shyy said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

11:13 AM: A 50-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a bicyclist while walking on a sidewalk along San Francisco’s Market Street on Sunday afternoon, police said today.

The incident occurred near Market and Stockton streets around 12:25 p.m. The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for a life-threatening head injury, police said.

The bicyclist, a 21-year-old man, was cited at the scene and released pending further investigation, according to police.

No other information about the incident was immediately available this morning.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Assclown

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  • saimin

    Market Street bike lanes were closed for repaving over the weekend. The city really should have put up more signs to direct bicyclists to the center of the road instead of using the sidewalks.

    • who_the

      More signs? Maybe so. But irrelevant to this story.

      The repaving stopped at Sixth; this wreck happened at Stockton (Fourth). Also, the repaving work was completed well before Sunday afternoon when this accident occurred.

    • landtorpedo

      So what? That absolves the rider’s responsibility because he’s a bicyclist?

  • saimin

    Market Street bike lanes were closed for repaving over the weekend. The city really should have put up more signs to direct bicyclists to the center of the road instead of using the sidewalks.

    • who_the

      More signs? Maybe so. But irrelevant to this story.

      The repaving stopped at Sixth; this wreck happened at Stockton (Fourth). Also, the repaving work was completed well before Sunday afternoon when this accident occurred.

    • landtorpedo

      So what? That absolves the rider’s responsibility because he’s a bicyclist?

  • eat_the_rich_0

    You can – usually – and easily – push cyclists off from the sidewalk, so go for it.

    • Patrick Byrne

      I wish you would say that to my face, I would push YOU into traffic you buffoon! Surely give someone a traffic ticket if they break a law, but to become Judge Judy and executioner is never right!

      • eat_the_rich_0

        Son, grow up and ride on the street like the big kids. After your time-out for being cranky.

        • Patrick Byrne

          What a fool. You make a statement like your narrow minded post and you expect people to reply with a thumbs-up. Grow up you felon-in-waiting.

          • eat_the_rich_0

            You are still on time-out, Patrick.

          • Patrick Byrne

            Bikies is gods yoh…bikies is god.

  • eat_the_rich_0

    You can – usually – and easily – push cyclists off from the sidewalk, so go for it.

    • Patrick Byrne

      I wish you would say that to my face, I would push YOU into traffic you buffoon! Surely give someone a traffic ticket if they break a law, but to become Judge Judy and executioner is never right!

      • eat_the_rich_0

        Son, grow up and ride on the street like the big kids. After your time-out for being cranky.

        • Patrick Byrne

          What a fool. You make a statement like your narrow minded post and you expect people to reply with a thumbs-up. Grow up you felon-in-waiting.

          • eat_the_rich_0

            You are still on time-out, Patrick.

  • LibertyHiller

    Selfish bicyclists want motorists to share the road, but god forbid a pedestrian wants to walk without being terrorized, injured or killed.

  • LibertyHiller

    Selfish bicyclists want motorists to share the road, but god forbid a pedestrian wants to walk without being terrorized, injured or killed.

  • sebra leaves

    Why are we spending millions of dollars on bike lanes when cyclists are allowed to ride on the sidewalk?

    • jdock

      They’re not “allowed” to ride on the sidewalk, it’s against the law. They can be cited for it. If you see cyclists on the sidewalk, you can yell at them. I’m a cyclist, and I yell at cyclists who are being assclowns like this douche is because they make the rest of us look bad.
      Some people ride on the sidewalk because the streets feel unsafe because overwhelmingly drivers in this city who strike cyclists flee the scene.

  • sebra leaves

    Why are we spending millions of dollars on bike lanes when cyclists are allowed to ride on the sidewalk?

    • jdock

      They’re not “allowed” to ride on the sidewalk, it’s against the law. They can be cited for it. If you see cyclists on the sidewalk, you can yell at them. I’m a cyclist, and I yell at cyclists who are being assclowns like this douche is because they make the rest of us look bad.
      Some people ride on the sidewalk because the streets feel unsafe because overwhelmingly drivers in this city who strike cyclists flee the scene.

  • danboyd3

    These Bike Nazi ‘s are getting out of hand…

  • danboyd3

    These Bike Nazi ‘s are getting out of hand…

  • eat_the_rich_0

    1.

    Bike Nazi

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    A self-righteous, confrontational individual
    whose preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle. They are frequently
    (thought not always) riding fixed-gear or custom-designed bikes and
    also tend to have the hipster or bike messenger look. While hippies and
    bike racers may share their love of bikes, a Bike Nazis is much more
    likely to be a scofflaw and confrontational toward strangers.

    Bike
    Nazis are often vegan and believe their choice of transportation makes
    them superior to those who choose to drive cars (and those who drive out
    of necessity), as well as truckers, public transit drivers and riders,
    and pedestrians. Critical Mass gatherings are typically populated by a
    majority of Bike Nazis.

    Bike Nazis are quick to confront anyone
    who gets in their way or questions their behavior, including drivers,
    pedestrians and even other cyclists. While rarely escalating to
    full-blown violence (most are all bark and no bite), Bike Nazis are
    quick to vandalize a car if they feel they can get away with it – also
    referred to as “U-Lock Justice”.

    Bike Nazis are also oblivious to
    the rules of the road, particularly stoplights, crosswalks and stop
    signs. While they will demand the creation of bike lanes and angrily
    confront anyone blocking a bike lane, they maintain that the entire road
    is theirs.
    I was almost hit by a Bike Nazi in
    a crosswalk yesterday. I told him to be more careful and he turned
    around and started swearing at me. I started walking toward him and he
    sped off, giving me the finger as he rode away.

    • Emily

      Nice copy-paste from Urban dictionary :-/ I was wondering why the formatting was so bad!

  • eat_the_rich_0

    1.

    Bike Nazi

    Share on twitter
    Share on facebook
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    36 up, 14 down

    A self-righteous, confrontational individual
    whose preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle. They are frequently
    (thought not always) riding fixed-gear or custom-designed bikes and
    also tend to have the hipster or bike messenger look. While hippies and
    bike racers may share their love of bikes, a Bike Nazis is much more
    likely to be a scofflaw and confrontational toward strangers.

    Bike
    Nazis are often vegan and believe their choice of transportation makes
    them superior to those who choose to drive cars (and those who drive out
    of necessity), as well as truckers, public transit drivers and riders,
    and pedestrians. Critical Mass gatherings are typically populated by a
    majority of Bike Nazis.

    Bike Nazis are quick to confront anyone
    who gets in their way or questions their behavior, including drivers,
    pedestrians and even other cyclists. While rarely escalating to
    full-blown violence (most are all bark and no bite), Bike Nazis are
    quick to vandalize a car if they feel they can get away with it – also
    referred to as “U-Lock Justice”.

    Bike Nazis are also oblivious to
    the rules of the road, particularly stoplights, crosswalks and stop
    signs. While they will demand the creation of bike lanes and angrily
    confront anyone blocking a bike lane, they maintain that the entire road
    is theirs.
    I was almost hit by a Bike Nazi in
    a crosswalk yesterday. I told him to be more careful and he turned
    around and started swearing at me. I started walking toward him and he
    sped off, giving me the finger as he rode away.

    • Emily

      Nice copy-paste from Urban dictionary :-/ I was wondering why the formatting was so bad!