Biker Down

A San Francisco man surrendered to police today in connection with a hit-and-run crash at Octavia Boulevard and Market Street that badlly injured a bicyclist and killed her dog, police said.

Tom Moulas, 40, turned himself in at the Hall of Justice about 2 a.m. and was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens said.

Moulas was driving a 1997 Dodge pickup truck south on Octavia when he struck a 27-year-old San Francisco woman riding her bike east on Market, Gittens said. Moulas fled the scene, police said.

The collision injured the woman and killed her small dog, who was either being carried or riding in a bike basket, Gittens said.

The woman suffered life-threatening injuries, Gittens said. Her name was not released.

Source: www.sfgate.com

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

10 thoughts on “Biker Down

  1. Opus, The renewal comes in a poptart box.
    Ouote of the day. ” Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned ”

    may she get well fast!

  2. …last weekend was a dark exclamation point for bay area cycling despite the beautiful weather…

    …three major cyclist/vehicular confrontations…

    …score: two people dead…four people in hospital w/ serious to life threatening injuries…countless family & close friends affected for the rest of their lives…thousands of us left w/ a dark bitter pill to swallow…

    …all because three drivers let their attention stray for no more than literally milliseconds…although it wouldn’t surprise me in each & every case if strayed attention spans were part of a regular pattern…

  3. I have chills as i type, grew up in that area as a kid. BMX’ed up threw stevens canyon, also training rides all over the place threw that area and around NoCal. * fact going threw palo alto the cops
    use to pull huge amounts of riders over while going full speed.

    Wish we just had more bike awareness with all parties involved.
    but i think the US warships the auto to much to even give us 12 inches of ride space on narrow roads. *its like get out of my way!

    I say this all the time if i get hit please allow me to just rest in peace, and may my love for riding pass on to others!

  4. My friend lives in that area, has a small dog, and cruises around with it in a basket.

    I just tried to cll her, but it just went to her voicemail.

    Has anyone got more info on this?

  5. …ryan…i did some looking around & found very little…

    …go to the site i mentioned & type in “hit-run injury crash” in the ‘search’ box…when you find the article, click on the writer’s name & perhaps he can give you some follow up…

    …good luck, bud & whether it’s your friend or not, my best wishes go out to that young woman…

  6. Octavia is essentially the offramp for the freeway. Shitty place to design a crossing of any sort. Not placing blame on the cyclist, but it’s tough to put it on the driver when you’re coming from 65+ mph to city streets…
    bummer for her. We;’re seeing a lot of this in NorCal lately…
    Bummer for all.

  7. …that whole area is newly designed & coming off the end of the freeway, drivers know that they’re about to be channeled along city streets & that there is a stoplight…

    …because the hit & run occurred at around 1am in the morning, the question that begs to be asked is “who had the right of way & who was pushing the limit because it was late, w/ little traffic around”…

    …nonetheless it was a hit & run…if you struck someone w/ your vehicle, knew they were lying in the street & you would have to assume injured, would you feel better stopping to help your victim or do you think you could live w/ yourself by driving away…

    …but ya, i agree…we’re seeing a lot (too much) of this in norcal lately…