Kenneth "Bryan" Goodwin Identified as Wheelchair-Bound Man Killed by Car

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Kenneth Bryan Goodwin
Medical authorities today released the name of the wheelchair-bound man who was struck and killed by a driver in the Hayes Valley neighborhood earlier this week; 31-year-old Kenneth "Bryan" Goodwin was killed while at the intersection of Market and Octavia Monday morning.

Goodwin, a San Francisco resident, was an employee with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked as a hearing clerk.

Bill Keener, a spokesman for the EPA, told KRON4 that Goodwin, who had osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic defect that affects the body's collagen production, also worked with disability rights groups to improve the city's policies for responding to emergencies, especially for people with disabilities.

"We're still kind of shocked about it," Keener said.




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Anonymous
Anonymous

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Dear family and friends of Bryan,

Some of us will be setting up a memorial vigil in honor of Bryan's life and legacy. The vigil will be held this Saturday at 7 pm on the corner of Castro and 18th street by the Bank of America. We will be bringing flowers, pictures, thoughts, candles, etc. What ever you see fit in your way to honor Bryan, please feel free to do so. We hope that you join us there as we think fondly back of the celebrated life he has led. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Friends of Bryan

Greg Olwell
Greg Olwell

So the relevant hook for this story is the reason the man is in a wheelchair, not any information about the driver? Was it a hit-and-run? Who was the driver? Will the driver be charged --- if he or she was indeed caught? Why is the reason he's in a chair important to the story? Who cares? He sounds like he was a good person who was killed by a motorist. Enough about the writing, who's doing the editing here? Who's asking the right questions about stories before they get posted?

Robert Evans
Robert Evans

Use to work in the same building as him and just realized we are from the same hometown (monterey) and graduated a year after I did. This is really sad and unfortunate.

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson

damn, i recognize this guy from around town..... horrible

missgelly
missgelly

How sad...I hear about innocent people being run over so often in SF. Yeah, I get it, its a bustling city. I'd like to know what exactly happened in this case - the story is incomplete.

Alejandro Durazo
Alejandro Durazo

If he was at fault, he paid the ultimate price. If the car driver was at fault, I hope you live up to 150, so you can think about what you've done for the rest of your life.

Cynthia Brooks
Cynthia Brooks

He was a nice guy and I like how he fearlessly led his life.

Raquel Van Nice
Raquel Van Nice

I remember him from Berkeley, we lived in the same dorms.... damn, how sad.

Paul Tucker
Paul Tucker

Omg, I l know him from the web in the past. Rip.

Rikki Thompson
Rikki Thompson

Mr Goodwin was a daily morning customer at Whole Foods Market SoMa; a kind man. Very sad.

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