Cyclist who killed pedestrian allegedly eulogized his helmet4/9/2012
A San Francisco cyclist who struck a 71-year-old pedestrian -- who later died from his injuries -- may have typed himself into even more trouble. Chris Bucchere allegedly wrote a same-day post on the Mission Cycling AM Riders forum in which he admitted to "[plowing] through the crowded crosswalk." Then, in a move that seems both brainless and heartless, Bucchere dedicated the post to his helmet. "She died in heroic fashion today," he wrote. "May she die knowing that because she committed the ultimate sacrifice, her rider can live on." Eyewitnesses have said Bucchere was riding recklessly, while members of Mission Cycling say he's not a member. "We don't tolerate unsafe riding," club founder Kevin LaKritz said.
Should cyclists and drivers face the same charges?