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Claude Wyle

Bicyclist killed in Oakland "bicycle vs. A. C. Transit bus" accident after being hit by car door

As a San Francisco bicycle accident attorney and avid bike rider I have devastating news to report today: A bicyclist was struck and killed by an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus in…

Claude Wyle

Sacramento bicyclist killed by driver

As an avid San Francisco Bay Area motorcyclist, Bay Area bicyclist and Bay Area bike attorney, I am always happy to celebrate the month of May as National Bike Month.
Unfortunately, this Bike Month…

Claude Wyle

11-year-old Oakland Girl Killed By a Hit-and-Run Driver

Alana Williams, a sixth-grader at Frick Middle School in East Oakland, was killed on October 16, 2009, as she walked through a crosswalk at a busy intersection on her way to school.

Muni …

Claude Wyle

Deadly San Francisco Intersection Takes Another Life

Sloat and 19th Avenue is one of the most dangerous intersections in the city of San Francisco. Last year, this intersection claimed seven fatal injuries. Wednesday, two cars, in a head-on collision, claimed the life of a 21-year-old pedestrian. An unidentified mother and her toddler were also struck, but survived, with moderate injuries. For more information on this subject, please refer to…

Claude Wyle

Muni Bus Strikes Pedestrian

Early Tuesday morning, a Muni Bus struck a pedestrian at the corner of 6th and Market Street, in San Francisco, California. Passengers on the bus screamed at the driver to stop, but it was too late, the bus slammed right into the woman. The pedestrian survived, but suffered severe injuries. Police are currently investigating the incident, which is the 18th pedestrian versus Muni accident this…

Claude Wyle

Alcohol Blamed in Fatal Highway Accident

Another drunk driver has shamelessly taken the life of another. Early Thursday morning, Zhang Bailan drove south on Highway 101 in San Francisco California. He was drinking earlier that night, and struck another motorist when he attempted to exit onto Third Street. The driver of the car Bailan struck suffered fatal injuries while his passenger suffered moderate injuries and was rushed to San…

Claude Wyle

Muni Rider Rescued by Fellow Riders

An unidentified man narrowly escaped horrific injuries Tuesday evening. As the unknown man attempted to board a Muni train, his hand became caught in the door. Panicked passengers tried to stop the train. Just as the man was inches away from the wall of a tunnel entrance, one rider managed to stop the train by triggering an emergency release. The man refused medical treatment, and his…

Claude Wyle

Injured Bicyclist Close to $150,000.00 Settlement

Approximately three years ago, San Francisco Police Officer, Philip Welsh, crashed into Robert Kellogg, a bicyclist. Officer Welsh was on duty and in uniform when he collided with Kellogg in San Francisco’s “North Beach” District. Instead of trying to assist Kellogg, Officer Welsh fled before providing the injured cyclist with his full name or address, and never filed an accident report. …

Claude Wyle

Reckless Teen Driver Causes Fatal Auto Accident

Rachel Vargas, a 14-year-old, was killed when the car she rode in lost control and slammed into the center divider on Interstate 680, near Pleasanton. Vargas was one of four passengers in a car driven by 19-year-old Drori Levi. Police say he was driving at an extremely high rate of speed, which likely was the cause of this auto accident. No criminal charges have been filed against Levi. It…

Shannon Weidemann

Woman Drives into Walnut Creek Market

A woman driving a car drove into the Martinez Family Produce Market in Walnut Creek on Wednesday afternoon. The driver of the car was not hurt in the car accident. A 10-year-old boy was injured. He was in the market at the time of the accident. The driver, 68, of Walnut Creek, was driving a loaned 2007 Lexus RX 350 when she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn into the market, struck a…