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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cyclist Hit and Dragged by City Street Sweeper

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM

This isn't the actual crash
  • This isn't the actual crash

A San Francisco cyclist is in critical condition today after he was pinned underneath a street sweeper vehicle when he collided with the truck early this morning in the city's SOMA neighborhood.

According to police, the accident happened about 12:30 a.m. when the street sweeper vehicle made a turn near the intersection of Sixth and Brannan streets, hitting the biker. The cyclist -- who was described as a 31-year-old man -- was dragged before the vehicle came to a stop.

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Fire crews were called out to remove the victim from underneath the truck. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a broken pelvis and life-threatening injuries, said Officer Albie Esparza.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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