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Cyclist Killed Before Giants Fan Fest

The woman -- on a bicycle -- was struck by a cement truck Saturday morning.

A woman suffered fatal injuries Saturday in a crash between a bicyclist and a cement truck in San Francisco, as fans waited for a Giants Baseball preseason celebration.

The crash happened in front of AT&T Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza, about 9:35 a.m., authorities said.

Both the bicyclist and the cement truck were heading west on King Street -- near Third Street -- when for some reason they collided, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

The driver stopped immediately after the crash and cooperated with the police investigation, he said.

The woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead later Saturday morning.

Investigators were trying to determine how the crash happened. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor, police said.

The fatal crash occurred as thousands of people waited to enter the San Francisco Giants Fan Fest.

The Giants won the World Series last fall.

Copyright � 2013 by Bay City News, Inc.

commuter February 09, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Very sad. There are bike lanes on the Embarcadero and the first few blocks of west bound King Street. When you reach the baseball stadium, the bike lane disappears with no warning. Sounds like the woman was run over near the exact location where the bike lane disappears. Rest in Peace. I don't know if bicycling on the sidewalk here is legal where there are no bike lanes, but I do see a lot of people doing that to get the last block to the Caltrain station (4th & King).
Thomas mohr February 10, 2013 at 12:59 AM
The City of San Francisco and its traffic authorities should know that people are riding their bikes at that location and either should be protected by the presence of a bike lane all the way to the train station or warned by signage to move to the sidewalk in order to continue riding safely. So many young people and their families who regularly ride bikes are living in that area (SOMA) and they deserve some thoughtful and determined protection as it relates to the likelihood that so many of them are riding bikes.
Jamie Martinez February 10, 2013 at 05:08 AM
today's accident was definitely a tragedy, I personally know the victim, I am the girlfriend of 1 of her brothers, which she had come from a family of 13 siblings, so therefore there a lot of people mourning her death. she was a very free spirited, beautiful, kind hearted person who made the world a more beautiful place. we will all miss you, rest in peace. and please to the city of San Francisco please make bike riding safer so no other families have to suffer such a great loss.
Jim C February 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM
May she rest in peace. When are we going to realize that bikes and cars don't mix?

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