Wallace Loggins, the Muni driver who allegedly ran over 23-year-old Emily Dunn as she walked through the Castro, is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning for his pretrial hearing.
Loggins, 36, was charged with vehicular manslaughter after he hit and killed Dunn as she legally crossed the intersection of 18th and Hartford streets last summer. Dunn, an Atlanta native, had just moved to San Francisco to start a new life.
Loggins pleaded not guilty, and his attorneys argue that Muni is to blame for putting an inexperienced driver on a new route. However, prosecutors claim Loggins, who didn't even know he had hit Dunn until he heard a bystander scream, was totally negligent.
"The District Attorney's Office does not relish having to prosecute people for these incidents," said District Attorney George Gascón. "All of these tragic incidents could have been avoided, and we can do better as a city to avoid these tragic consequences."
"It's an awful accident," he told CBS. "I have no idea why they're prosecuting this."Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly