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Cyclist In San Francisco Found GUILTY Of Vehicular Manslaughter!

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This doesn't happen often, if ever!

A cyclist — not a driver — has been found guilty (well, he pleaded) of vehicular manslaughter! This is the FIRST conviction of this kind in the country! The cyclist ran down a 71-year-old pedestrian in San Francisco.

Chris Bucchere is NOT going to serve any jail time with the deal, but would be sentenced to three years probation and 1,000 hours of community service!

Here's what one of the lawyers said:

"Our goal is to send a message to cyclists about safety. Just because you are riding a bicycle doesn't mean all bets are off. All of the rules of the road that apply to everyone else apply to you too."

Exactly!

It's just awful that a man had to die for this to really hit home!

Apparently the cyclist had been riding recklessly, running three red lights when he struck the victim crossing the street with his wife. The victim died four days later, and his family filed a civil suit against Chris!

The victim's family did NOT want to see Chris imprisoned, though, so probation and community service was the plea deal.

That shizz is CRAY! It's a wonder how this hasn't happened before!

[Image via AP Images.]

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3 comments to “Cyclist In San Francisco Found GUILTY Of Vehicular Manslaughter!”

  1. Susan says – reply to this


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    I need to point out that is not a picture from San Francisco nor is it a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge



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    For editorial purposes, this is not a picture of San Francisco nor is it a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  3. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    There is few things that tick me off more (OK not using turn signals is right up there) than Bike people who seem to think the law does not apply to them and go through stop signs and like this guy did, worse, a red light. My heart was happy about 7 years ago when I saw a police officer pull over a bike rider for riding through a red light in the King Harbor Marina area in Redondo Beach. The traffic is bed enough, obey the laws and do not make it worse. Thanks.