With the help of my friend Anjuli, got a copy of the traffic collision report.  Turns out I was blindsided by a Daewoo Lanos going west on Lincoln Boulevard and taking a left turn onto 12th Avenue as I was cycling east on Lincoln.  After I was treated on the scene and sent, along with Sue, to San Francisco General, the motorist was allowed to proceed.
The officer cited her for violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21801 (a) for failure to yield to oncoming traffic when taking a left turn in the report. The intersection was uncontrolled, so I had the right of way.  The driver is quoted as saying “I was driving on Lincoln into the sun and made a left turn. I heard the crash and saw him on the ground. I didn’t see him because of the sun.”  There were no witnesses cited in the report.
The driver does have insurance, so as much trouble as it’s been figuring out how and where to get treatment covered by my own insurance, presumably I am due to be covered for any additional medical expenses related to the accident.  More importantly to me, there’s a little more light on the big, dark spot in my memory from immediately before and after the crash and some validation that I was acting entirely responsibly at the time.

With the help of my friend Anjuli, got a copy of the traffic collision report.  Turns out I was blindsided by a Daewoo Lanos going west on Lincoln Boulevard and taking a left turn onto 12th Avenue as I was cycling east on Lincoln.  After I was treated on the scene and sent, along with Sue, to San Francisco General, the motorist was allowed to proceed.

The officer cited her for violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21801 (a) for failure to yield to oncoming traffic when taking a left turn in the report. The intersection was uncontrolled, so I had the right of way.  The driver is quoted as saying “I was driving on Lincoln into the sun and made a left turn. I heard the crash and saw him on the ground. I didn’t see him because of the sun.”  There were no witnesses cited in the report.

The driver does have insurance, so as much trouble as it’s been figuring out how and where to get treatment covered by my own insurance, presumably I am due to be covered for any additional medical expenses related to the accident.  More importantly to me, there’s a little more light on the big, dark spot in my memory from immediately before and after the crash and some validation that I was acting entirely responsibly at the time.

1 year ago  Notes (3) Tags: Cycling San Francisco Urban Cycling SFPD Justice
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