A heartrending collision occurred between a taxicab driver and a bicyclist, leaving the bicyclist in critical condition, with head injuries considered to be life threatening.
According to SF Gate, the bicyclist was crossing Cesar Chavez and Guerrero streets just before 2am Sunday. A "Yellow Town Taxi", (most likely meaning Town Taxi), heading east on Cesar Chavez, ran a red light and struck the bicyclist, leaving the bicyclist lying in the intersection head down, bleeding profusely from the mouth, and in critical condition . CLICK HERE to read the Chronicle's coverage.
An article published in the SF Examiner says the driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. According to that article, the driver was cited but not arrested. The vehicle was towed and is being held for investigation. To read it in the SF Examiner CLICK HERE.
If that weren't staggering enough, ABC Local is reporting that on Thursday, a taxi ran a stop sign at the intersection of Pacific and Jones. The taxi is being blamed for clipping another car, and causing that car to crash into a store, resulting in over $20,000 worth of damages for the store's owner.
No one was reported to be injured in that crash. But the store's owner told ABC Local that the damages are devastating, and that it could be anywhere from a month to six months before the business may open again.
A nearby surveillance video caught the taxi running the stop sign. The ABC Local story may be viewed HERE.