Bicyclist convicted of manslaughter in SF crash
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 37-year-old man charged with fatally striking a 71-year-old pedestrian with his bicycle in a San Francisco crosswalk has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter.
Prosecutors are calling Chris Bucchere's conviction unprecedented. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that he will be sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service as part of a plea deal. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 16.
Prosecutors say Bucchere was riding recklessly and had run through several red lights when he struck Sutchi Hui on March 29, 2012, at Castro and Market streets. Hui was walking with his wife, who was not hurt.