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Claude Wyle

Street Racers Cause San Jose Pedestrian Death

As a California automobile accident attorney and a pedestrian injury attorney, I tend to repeat this message continuously. All drivers on the road have a duty to act reasonably and that duty extends not only to the drivers and to […]

Claude Wyle

Fatal Hit and Run Fremont Motorcycle Accident

In Fremont, California a 61 year old motorcyclist was killed last Wednesday after a semi-truck driver struck the bike on Mission Boulevard near Interstate 880. The semi-truck driver did not stop, according to a spokesman from the California Highway Patrol. The name of […]

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San Francisco Park & Rec Worker Runs Over and Kills Sunbathing Mother

A mother, 35-year-old Christy Svanemyr, and 11-month-old baby girl go to the park one day on a sunny day. She is run over and killed by a park worker while she is sunbathing on the grass. Can you imagine the horror […]

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Was Intent or Insanity Involved in a Fatal San Francisco Car Crash?

The female driver of a silver Mercedes SUV, Jennie Zhu, faces vehicular manslaughter charges after the Friday, September 27 6:55 a.m. car crash at Pine and Gough Streets in San Francisco. Slamming her car violently into the back of the minivan […]

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San Francisco Pedestrian Death Should Encourage City and Caltrans to Improve our Streets

I never enjoy reporting deaths–actually I always feel a bit uncomfortable, but when I see a story about a death of a child, and one caused by a driver reportedly under the influence, I always…

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Novato Girl Killed in Bicycle Crash Will Be Remembered and Instigate Change in Roadway Safety

The investigation into this bicycle fatality has been completed and I again offer our condolences to Hailey Ratliff's family. I reported on this incident involving a 12-year-old girl killed…

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Marin Walk and Bike To School Day Focused on Safety After Recent Bicycling Death

The Annual Marin Bike To School events went forward this year, however with an air of melancholy. Most attendees reflected on the recent tragic death of 12-year-old Hailey Ratliff in Novato last…

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12-year-old Girl Killed in Novato Bicycle Crash

This story hits way too close to home, and I hate having to report it. Apparently yesterday on September 27, 2012, 12-year-old Hailey Ratliff was riding her bicycle in Novato, California with her…

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Oakland Police and Witness Say Driver Intentionally Killed Cyclist

What is going on out there with cars and bikes? From Oakland Police and witness accounts, on the evening of July 4th, a motorist killed a bicycle rider. While these types of collisions are…

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San Ramon Lawyer Accused in Dublin Fatal Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Not Yet Charged

While the Court has become involved in the story about 32-year-old Dublin hit-and-run by lawyer Spencer Freeman Smith, there has not yet been a complaint filed. Does this mean there will be no…