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S.F. bicyclist involved in fatal collision discusses incident online
San Francisco (Liberal) Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Schreiber

Posted on 04/06/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot

The San Francisco bicyclist involved in a fatal collision with a San Bruno man could face criminal charges, and his flippant early account of the tragedy may not help his case in a city where bikes, cars and pedestrians must increasingly coexist.

Chris Bucchere collided in a Castro crosswalk March 29 with 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, who ultimately died Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital.

In an online missive posted just hours after the crash, Bucchere expressed little remorse for his behavior. His irreverent account focused instead on his broken helmet, his own relatively minor injuries and the police seizure of his bike.

“It was commuter hour and it was crowded as all getup,” Bucchere wrote. “I couldn’t see a line through the crowd and I couldn’t stop, so I laid it down and just plowed through the crowded crosswalk in the least-populated place I could find.”

Bucchere did express hope that Hui “ends up OK,” but he spent far more energy praising his own headgear.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bicycle; bicyclist; bucchere; chrisbucchere; collision; discusses; fatal; incident; involved; killer; online; sanfrancisco
Typical arrogant San Francisco bicyclist and Critical MAss liberal progressive waste of skin.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

Castro district?

Gay


2 posted on 04/06/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Navy Patriot

So he was obviously going to fast for conditions which resulted in the death of the man. manslaughter


3 posted on 04/06/2012 12:39:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Navy Patriot

A guy in the Castro who only thinks of himself.....how rare.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 12:39:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Navy Patriot

This bicycling fool just scrooood himself and can look forward to spending thousands on lawyers and maybe (God willing) getting some jail time in a place where he will be considered “pretty”


5 posted on 04/06/2012 12:42:22 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Navy Patriot
“I couldn’t see a line through the crowd...”

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And what makes you think you are entitled to a line through a crowd of pedestrians, you narcissistic, typically over-aggressive bicyclist POS.

6 posted on 04/06/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

Its that type of mentality that makes me HATE bicyclists. Hopefully this schmuck does some hard time.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Navy Patriot

A pedestrian is to a bicyclist as a cyclist is to an SUV and as an SUV is to a tractor-trailer.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 12:58:22 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: driftdiver
So he was obviously going to fast for conditions

Exactly.

“I couldn’t see a line through the crowd and I couldn’t stop..."

How the hell fast was he going that he couldn't stop when he had time to search for a gap in the stream of people?

Not only that, it was a cross walk filled with pedestrians. YOU STOP. Period.

9 posted on 04/06/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: driftdiver; blueunicorn6; dennisw; EyeGuy; All
Additional information not published by the Ex:

In San Francisco many downtown intersections are controlled by stoplights with an all red overlap. The "accident" occurred at such an intersection.

At stoplight controlled intersections, pedestrians are not allowed in the crosswalks until they have the green (walking man) signal.

The fact that the crosswalk was filled with pedestrians indicates that Mr Bucchere was much later entering the intersection than he admits and the light was red for him well before he entered the intersection as pedestrians are unable to move quickly enough to fill the entire crosswalk the moment the light turns green for them.

Bucchere was going way too fast and had complete criminal disregard for the pedestrians.

10 posted on 04/06/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

was he riding a track bike? he should have not been riding a bike w/o brakes on the public roads.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Navy Patriot

Vehicular manslaughter. Possible assault with a deadly weapon (his helmet).

Can I get an amen?


12 posted on 04/06/2012 1:12:53 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: Navy Patriot

It appears that the person killed in this incident may have been of Asian ancestry. Could this be considered a “hate crime?”


13 posted on 04/06/2012 1:19:31 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I am a cyclist.
I say he gets mansluaghter. With a maximum sentence due to his lack of remorse.
He is obviously a Dem.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Vehicular manslaughter. Possible assault with a deadly weapon (his helmet).

...and let the family of Mr. Hui sue the heck out of him since it's unlikely he has any no fault "cyclist insurance".....

Judging by the remarks he left on that website, it sounds to me like the guy probably never even considered visiting the family to offer his sympathy...that makes him even more despicable.

15 posted on 04/06/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Navy Patriot

All self-esteem and no empathy... where do they come from?

Publik skoolz


16 posted on 04/06/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Wordkraft
It appears that the person killed in this incident may have been of Asian ancestry. Could this be considered a “hate crime?”

According to the liberal progressive moonbeam pecking order of protected groups in California, it is indeed, a hate crime.

Only if Bucchere was Black or Hispanic would it be impossible for him to commit a hate crime against an Asian.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 1:31:45 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Amen.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Fred Hayek
He is obviously a Dem.

Yeah, but you're pretty safe with that in San Francisco.

19 posted on 04/06/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Rampant racism!


20 posted on 04/06/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Navy Patriot

There’s a Chris Bucchere in SF whose got a lot of web presence as a software developer and web architect. If it’s the same guy, the victim’s lawyers will be circling him like sharks.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Navy Patriot

“According to the liberal progressive moonbeam pecking order of protected groups in California, it is indeed, a hate crime.

Only if Bucchere was Black or Hispanic would it be impossible for him to commit a hate crime against an Asian.”

I’m not sure of the current list of which protected class trumps which other protected class. It changes depending on who screams the loudest and expresses “outrage.”


22 posted on 04/06/2012 1:38:56 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: GeronL
Publik skoolz

Yep they're unbelievably bad in SF.

SF is also the most family unfriendly city in the US, they have lost 60% of their population of children in the past 20 years.

23 posted on 04/06/2012 1:40:35 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Wordkraft
It changes depending on who screams the loudest and expresses “outrage.”

Point!

24 posted on 04/06/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: KantianBurke
Hopefully this schmuck does some hard time.

He won't serve any time.

A.) California can't afford to put people in jail anymore and...

B.) They wouldn't want to discourage the use of "green" transportation.

25 posted on 04/06/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Navy Patriot

Who in the world would want children in Pervert Paradise??

I say the same thing about the low birth rate in Japan, btw


26 posted on 04/06/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PapaBear3625
There’s a Chris Bucchere in SF whose got a lot of web presence as a software developer and web architect.

Cue Jaws theme....

27 posted on 04/06/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Something tells me if he was headed for a highway full of cars he would have found a way to stop. I remember when I was a teenager the brakes gave out my bike when I was going full speed downhill towards a roadway full of cars. Pulling myself and the bike to the ground while in motion and letting the left side of my body drag me to a stop with the damage to show for it did the trick.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones

Go look at section 21000 of the California Vehicle Code. Bicycles have the same rules as do motor vehicles when it comes to pedestrians. This guy is in for a manslaughter charge.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 1:53:42 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: RitchieAprile

I was about to post: Real Track Bike.

A lot of people in DC use them. Some even have brakes and a free wheel. Lots of good stories about people who steal a real track bike.

But agreed on riding in those conditions.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 2:14:23 PM PDT by Blagden Alley
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To: Navy Patriot

too bad the pedestrians didn’t exact a just punishment at the scene.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 2:56:21 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Navy Patriot

SOUTH PARK EPISODE: SMUG

explains it all. They got this one right.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 2:57:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Navy Patriot

“You can’t use my Facebook comments against me in court! Facebook is, like, private!”


33 posted on 04/06/2012 2:58:21 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Fred Hayek

He is not obviously a democrat.

He is obviously a liberal.

Given it is San Fran, he could very easily be a socialist or communist party member.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 3:00:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Many cyclists want all the rights of pedestrians and automobiles but the responsibilities of neither.
35 posted on 04/06/2012 3:31:16 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: PapaBear3625; All
There’s a Chris Bucchere in SF whose got a lot of web presence...

Yep, you nailed him. All his stuff has been taken down including the following from his blog:

" The light turned yellow as I was approaching the intersection, but I was already way too committed to stop. The light turned red as I was cruising through the middle of the intersection and then, almost instantly, the southern crosswalk on Market and Castro filled up with people coming from both directions...I couldn't see a line through the crowd and I couldn't stop, so I laid it down and just plowed through the crowded crosswalk in the least-populated place I could find. I remember seeing a RIVER of blood on the asphalt, but it wasn't mine. I really hope he ends up OK."

Really quick pedestrians in SF are usually over seventy years old, and can "instantly" fill a crosswalk.

36 posted on 04/06/2012 4:52:25 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Another thirty-something child...
Throw the book at him!
37 posted on 04/06/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by Publius6961 (A)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Some tracking app he was using says he was doing 35MPH.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Publius6961
Throw the book at him!

I agree, but it's not likely to happen in San Francisco because he's in line with the far left progressive Marxists and the entire city government is as corrupt (to the left) as ya can get.

39 posted on 04/06/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Video clipes of Mr. Bucchere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVu4tXD0xJI

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/04/06/bicycle-groups-condemn-sf-cyclists-statements-on-fatal-crash/

I've been cycling for 20 years...he's deserves the same legal scrutiny as someone driving a car.

40 posted on 04/06/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Navy Patriot

It’s time to require licensing for bicycle drivers in SF. Must pass safety training and background checks before purchase is allowed. No criminals or miscreants should be allowed to get a license. Bicycles to be locked when not in use by owner. In SF, it’s a lethal weapon and people are dying. Besides, the city could use the licensing fees to pay for all the bike lanes and loss of car lanes that taxpayers are being gouged on.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 9:01:03 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Navy Patriot

Downtown San Francisco intersections are areas of chaotic lawlessness where selfishness and force are the determinant in regulating moves between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Each of the 3 groups is well stocked with opportunistic asshats stealing the right of way from everyone else on the street.

It is Calcutta California. So when you analyze accidents there, laws and rules have no meaning, you just have to let the facts speak for themselves.

At this point, I have no clue if the cyclists blew the red light, which is frequent and typical, or if the old man stole the intersection from the cyclists, equally frequent and typical.

This accident was at Castro and Market, which is notorious for violations of traffic among all three groups, cars, cycles and pedestrians, along with violations by taxis and transit buses. You can throw in the motor cycles and scooters that squeeze in between rows of cars to push their way to the front of stop lights.

I wish there was a sidebar on the accident itself.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 9:02:07 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Navy Patriot

OK, the idiot cyclist admits blowing a red light, which he lies about calling it a “yellow light”. So at least we know the party to blame. Still and all, these intersections are death traps, and anyone starting in on a green light without checking for red-light runners in both directions, runs a serious risk of death or injury, as happened here.


43 posted on 04/06/2012 9:04:22 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: roadcat
It’s time to require licensing for bicycle drivers in SF.

I agree and licenses for the bicycles themselves with big plates, yearly tags and brake inspections. A significant number of these jackasses ride "Fixer" bikes with no brakes at all.

Some sort of bicycle cult devotees or some other nonsense.

44 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:49 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

AMEN!!!


45 posted on 04/06/2012 11:58:44 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Yet another reason to avoid San Francisco.


46 posted on 04/07/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: Navy Patriot

As cities are more and more—warning motorists to “share the road” with cyclists—just imagine a driver in a car saying something similar: “I was looking for a line through the crosswalk, but there were just so many kids getting on that school bus...”


47 posted on 03/26/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: RitchieAprile

“was he riding a track bike? he should have not been riding a bike w/o brakes on the public roads.”

You mean a “fixie.” Virtually all fixies for city use have at least one brake.


48 posted on 03/26/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: RitchieAprile

“was he riding a track bike? he should have not been riding a bike w/o brakes on the public roads.”

You mean a “fixie.” Virtually all fixies for city use have at least one brake.


49 posted on 03/26/2013 6:18:29 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Lou L; truth_seeker
Latest update 3-7-13, the killer bicyclist must stand trial.

SF bicyclist faces manslaughter trial

50 posted on 03/26/2013 7:05:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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