A bicyclist, identified as 24-year-old Amelie Le Moullac, was struck and killed by a semi-truck in a wrongful death accident in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on the morning of August 14, 2013.
The San Francisco resident was struck at around 7:00 a.m. at Sixth and Folsom streets by a truck making a turn at the intersection. Following the tragic bike accident, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition issued a statement describing the Sixth and Folsom intersection as “one of the city’s few designated bike routes to downtown — yet it is still an intimidating street, with no separation between bike riders and fast-moving traffic.” The association also called for semi-trucks in the city to be fitted with convex mirrors so truck drivers will be better able to see both bicyclists and pedestrians.
Overall, the August 14 accident is San Francisco’s third involving a bicyclist in 2013 with all three having also involved a large truck. This fact has prompted some city officials and residents to call for the city to finally move ahead with a delayed plan to redesign Folsom Street and other streets designated as bike routes.
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