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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Randolph Ang, Cyclist Accused of Killing Pedestrian, Pleads Not Guilty

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 5:01 PM

click to enlarge Randolph Ang faces manslaughter charges - THIS IS NOT THE ACTUAL BIKE INVOLVED IN THE COLLISION
  • This is not the actual bike involved in the collision
  • Randolph Ang faces manslaughter charges

Randolph Ang, 23, pleaded not guilty today to charges of vehicular manslaughter after he allegedly blew a red light, killing 68-year-old Dionette Cherney this summer.

Ang appeared in court today, where his attorneys defended the recent college graduate who was biking to his job as a media planner along the Embarcadero when he allegedly ran a red light and hit Cherney, a Washington, D.C. tourist who died a month later from head trauma. 

Police say Ang failed to stop at the intersection of Mission and the Embarcadero at about 8:30 a.m., just as Cherney was crossing the street. He was cited and released at the time of the accident; however, prosecutors filed charges on Nov. 10. 

District Attorney George Gascón told reporters outside the courtroom today that this incident truly illustrates the problem San Francisco is having with "careless behavior" by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Ang's attorney, Tony Brass, told reporters that his client feels terrible about the tragic accident. And although prosecutors tried to have Ang held on a $15,000 bail, a judge denied this, saying Ang was not a danger to the community. 

"He feels terrible about what happened to this woman," Brass was quoted saying in the Examiner

Ang is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 13. 

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