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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nils Linke, 21-Year-Old German Cyclist, Killed

Posted By on Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM

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Update, 1:40 p.m.: Nils Linke's country of origin has been identified as Germany. This has been a rough stretch for Germans in San Francisco. Mechthild Schröer, a 50-year-old school principal from Minden, was killed after being caught in a crossfire last week.

The Medical Examiner's office has told SF Weekly that the 21-year-old man killed in an apparent hit-and-run bicycle accident Friday is Nils Linke. He hails from a foreign country that has yet to be determined.

Linke's bike was struck near Turk and Masonic at 10:40 p.m. on Friday by a 38-year old driver in a 1989 Mercedes. That driver left the accident, but was arrested a few blocks away by officers on the scene.

The Medical Examiner's office is working to determine where, exactly, Linke was from.


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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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