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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cyclist Killed in Mission District This Morning

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:39 AM


Update 12:06 p.m.:Sam Singer, spokesman for Recology, issued the following statement after one of the company's garbage trucks killed a cyclist:

"SFPD responded and took control of the accident scene. They are conducting a thorough investigation and interviewing witnesses. Recology staff responded immediately and we are cooperating fully with police investigators.Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to family members of the cyclist who died in this morning's accident."

A witness told reporters that the truck hit the male cyclist as the driver was turning onto Van Ness. The driver continued, dragging the cyclist for a short distance until witnesses alerted him.

Original Story 7:39 a.m.: An unidentified cyclist was killed early this morning when he/she collided with a garbage truck in the city's Mission District.

Police, who are still at the scene, didn't have too many details now, but said the incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of 16th street and Van Ness.

The cyclist died at the scene, said Officer Gordon Shyy.

The driver remained on scene and has been cooperative with the cops. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.

Check back for updates, and be careful out there.

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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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