The 36-year-old cyclist who allegedly blew through a red light in the Castro District, causing the death of a 71-year-old man, was ordered to appear in court this morning to kick off his preliminary hearing.
Chris Bucchere, a San Francisco resident, was charged with felony manslaughter after the speeding cyclist hit and killed 71-year-old Sutchi Hui on the afternoon of March 29. Hui, a San Bruno resident, was walking with his wife on Market and Castro streets when Bucchere hit him. Initially, doctors believed he would survive, but Hui died on April 2 from blunt force trauma injuries.
District Attorney George Gascón claims he has plenty of evidence to prove that Bucchere had acted with “gross negligence,” and is prepared to prove the cyclist had broken plenty of traffic laws leading up to the accident.