SF sheriff’s deputy resuscitates bicyclist who was struck by car 

click to enlarge A bicyclist was struck by a person driving a 4-door white Honda in the Mission Monday. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and the cyclist was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
  • A bicyclist was struck by a person driving a 4-door white Honda in the Mission Monday. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and the cyclist was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy revived a bicyclist who was not breathing Monday after a car struck him in the Mission, another deputy at the scene told The San Francisco Examiner.

Deputy Isaias Zaragoza said he and his partner arrived at the accident scene at 14th and Folsom streets about 12:30 p.m. to find a woman providing CPR for the injured bicyclist.

Though the bicyclist was wearing a helmet, Police Officer Grace Gatpandan said the man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with severe head trauma and was in life-threatening condition.

Zaragoza said he performed CPR on the man for seven to eight minutes before help arrived.

“We’re trained to do chest compressions and that’s what I did,” said Zaragoza. “I just tried to give as much help as we can until other personnel had come up. Thank goodness that there was an off-duty firefighter paramedic that was also on scene.”

Zaragoza’s partner, Deputy Catherine Moore, described the bicyclist as 50 to 60 years old and bleeding heavily when first responders arrived.

Oakland resident Noe Orozco said he witnessed the vehicle blow through a red light and strike the bicyclist as the bicyclist waited for the light to turn green.

Police could not confirm whether the driver of the white Honda Civic, who stayed at the scene, was at fault. No charges were announced Monday.

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of...

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation