Diane Sullivan Identified as Cyclist Killed by Cement Truck

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This is not the actual crash
Medical authorities identified 48-year-old Diane Sullivan as the woman who was killed while riding her bike across from AT&T Park Saturday morning.

Officers were called out to the intersection of King and Third streets just before 10 a.m. as crowds gathered for the Giants Fan Fest. When they arrived, they found Sullivan with life-threatening injuries.

Here's what happened:

Both the Sullivan and the truck driver were heading west on King Street when, for unknown reasons, they collided; the truck dragged the woman before coming to a full stop, according to police. The driver stopped immediately after the crash and did cooperate with police. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected in the accident, police said.

"You do have a big cement truck with a big wheel base and preliminary reports are that [Sullivan] was curbside on her bike, riding, and somehow became entangled," said San Francisco police Sgt. Frank Harre told KTVU.

Sullivan was taken to a local hospital where she later died.




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kourtneyavila
kourtneyavila

Her name was Diana, not Diane. She HATED being called Diane. I am her niece. Our family has been rocked by this and our world will never be the same. We love and miss her so much already. She was an absolutely amazing, free spirited person.

sobbyjames21
sobbyjames21

That MF driver and his company should be sued for millions by the estate of the unfortunate lady... regardless of whether or not it was an "accident."

Larina Weber
Larina Weber

I pick my dog up and carry him though that intersection. Super sketchy. It's not the first time this has happened.

Chris Hallett
Chris Hallett

Bill, why do you assume she was as fault? She got caught in the back rear wheel of the cement truck. She was probably pinched between the truck and another parked car.

Bill Fobert
Bill Fobert

I wonder what traffic laws SHE was breaking at the time?

patricktpower
patricktpower

I was on Market about to cross (I think) 6th Street the other day, when a cement truck turned right from Market cutting me off. Do these guys sit so high up that they can't see what's practically right in front of them?

Chris Hallett
Chris Hallett

Should there also not be a plan to limit traffic in the area, especially huge cement trucks, when there are events that draw tens of thousands of people to the area?

Allan Hu
Allan Hu

quite unfortunate. We need more bicycle laws

Chris Hallett
Chris Hallett

I believe a local official said on the radio report that there is no bike lane on westbound King St. Is this true? If so, shouldn't city planning be partly to blame here?

Jon-o Tron
Jon-o Tron

So much safer than LA. At least SF has a plethora of bike lanes in congested areas.

Jeffrey Thompson
Jeffrey Thompson

Never have, never will. There is a culture of hostility directed at cyclists and this is not likely to change.

derfztieg
derfztieg

@bondagegirlsf                  bravo bondagegirlsf!  fuck bill fobert! useless ignorant comment by an insensitive ass.

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