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MUNI 44 O’Shaughnessy Hybrid Bus #8456 vs. Cyclist Derek Allen – Fatal – 6th Ave. Bet. Geary, Clement – 10/7/2010

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

[UPDATE: Joe Eskenazi has just spoken with the Medical Examiner’s Office. The cyclist has been ID’ed: Derek Allen, 22. The driver was Tommie Barnett, who started with MUNI in 2008.]

Andrea Koskey has the details of the fatal collision between a cyclist on a white road-style bike and northbound 44 O’Shaughnessy #8456 just before 4:59 PM on October 7, 2010.

From the Inner Richmond Smart and Final parking lot:

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A tow truck had to be called to lift up the front of the hybrid bus so the coroner could remove the cyclist’s body. This process can take hours. Investigators appeared to be focusing upon the front right corner of the bus:

A road bike with a white frame and white handlebar tape. The rear wheel was taco’ed, suggesting it came into contact with the bus first:

The SFPD held up white plastic sheets on both sides of the bus so that the gathered crowd couldn’t see the body as easily:

Investigators seemed interested in an area south of where 8456 was parked. It’s possible the cyclist was dragged something like 50 feet. This is just south of 326 6th Avenue:

Looking northward from Geary at #8456  and the Other Bus (#8420?), another #44 on the right. Not sure how it might have been involved:

(People working on a ghost bike might want to coordinate with the managers of the nearby Smart and Final store to see if space could be made on their land – DPW removes ghost bikes placed on public property fairly quickly these days it seems….)