SF Bicyclist Kills Pedestrian, Mourns Busted Helmet

Published on Apr 6, 2012 by 

UPDATE: I initially put “(*allegedly*)” at the end of the title of this video because Bucchere had not come forward publicly to admit that he had posted the flippant account of the deadly incident. He has admitted that he was the bicyclist, which matches up with his name and email address being associated with what was put online. According to the S.F. Chronicle, he has now lawyered up with a prestigious firm. In addition, there is reportedly an eyewitness account of Bucchere blowing through stop signs and red lights beforehand. Well! I’m as shocked as Captain Renault (do a You Tube search, kiddies. You’ll get it).

I wrote about this incident in depth at my blog, L.N. Smithee’s REACTOR. http://tiny.cc/way2

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Prosecutors were deciding whether to file charges against a bicyclist who struck a pedestrian in a fatal collision in San Francisco’s Castro District last week, and are looking into comments the cyclist appears to have made online after the accident.

District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman said prosecutors were weighing whether to charge Chris Bucchere, who collided with 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29.

Police said witnesses reported that the bicyclist was traveling south on Castro Street and may have run a red light before striking Hui, who was walking east in the crosswalk.

Hui was taken to a hospital where he died Tuesday, according to police. The medical examiner’s office has not yet determined the cause of his death. Hui’s wife sat down with CBS 5 to discuss the accident and her 40 year marriage.