Randolph Ang, Cyclist Accused of Killing Pedestrian, Pleads Not Guilty

A crash that doesn't involve a car

Randolph Ang, 23, pleaded not guilty today to charges of vehicular manslaughter after he allegedly blew a red light, killing 68-year-old Dionette Cherney this summer.

Ang appeared in court today, where his attorneys defended the recent college graduate who was biking to his job as a media planner along the Embarcadero when he allegedly ran a red light and hit Cherney, a Washington, D.C. tourist who died a month later from head trauma. 
Police say Ang failed to stop at the intersection of Mission and the Embarcadero at about 8:30 a.m., just as Cherney was crossing the street. He was cited and released at the time of the accident; however, prosecutors filed charges on Nov. 10. 
District Attorney George Gascón told reporters outside the courtroom today that this incident truly illustrates the problem San Francisco is having with “careless behavior” by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

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