Traffic Video Allegedly Contradicts Cyclist's Story
The SFist: Traffic Video Allegedly Contradicts Cyclist's Story In Deadly S.F. Pedestrian Collision
KCBS's source inside the investigation claims the video shows the victim 71-year-old Sutchi-Hui stepping onto the intersection at Castro along with his wife and only one or two other pedestrians as Bucchere rides in from the north side. Although Bucchere professed in local cycling message board posts that he laid down his bike in an attempt to make an emergency stop, the insider source says that Bucchere didn't slow down at all.
Bucchere already admitted after the incident that he was headed back from an early morning ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. As we noted last week, that ride was being recorded using ride-mapping GPS app Strava, which allows users to post ride times, maps and speeds online. KCBS's Doug Souvern speculates that Bucchere may have been racing down the steep hill on Castro in an effort to shave seconds off his imaginary race time to post online. According to a ride report from Strava, Bucchere's last recorded speed was around 35 mph at the time of the collision. (Grain of salt: Cyclists familiar with Strava tell us the app's iPhone GPS reports are known for being somewhat inaccurate.)
For his part, Bucchere has mostly gone dark since his confession, deleting most of his social media presence that has served as a sort of self-sourced black box in this case. Yesterday, speaking through his attorney, he told KCBS that he is allegedly still "devastated" but still does not believe he broke any laws.