Bicyclist Hit by a Truck at 7th and Folsom

Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.41.49 PMPolice reported tonight that at 6:59 p.m. a truck struck a 40-year-old woman riding her bike at 7th and Folsom streets.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital “with unknown injuries” according to police.  We will update as we get more information.

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  1. community

    again? this is depressing!
    how many bikes need to be mowed down before we get safer streets?

  2. nutrisystem

    Although it’s usually impossible to know what happened in any particular car-mows-down-human story, the dramatic increase in these events correlates with increased smartphone use while driving.

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, over 3,000 Americans /year are killed and 400,000 /year injured by “distracted driving” (also known as iphone addiction).

    There’s a simple technological fix: smartphones should become inoperable when moving at car speed. This is trivial to implement since geolocation is baked into the phones. Alternatively, new cars could be required to emit a signal which disables the devices.

    It’s going to take a massive class action lawsuit to make this happen. Like the tobacco companies which killed millions, the makers of addictive pocket computers will only be motivated by multi-billion dollar penalties.

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