San Francisco Jury Awards $4 Million to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Truck

autoThe San Francisco Superior Court has awarded $4 million to the family of a young woman, who was hit and killed by a truck while riding her bicycle last year.

Twenty-four year old Amelie Le Moullac, of San Francisco, was on her morning commute on August 13, 2013, when she was hit by the truck, driven by Gilberto Alcantar, at the corner of Sixth and Folsom in San Francisco.

Initially, the San Francisco Police Department laid all blame on the bicyclist however, they later changed their opinion after a surveillance video showed that the truck driver was at fault.

Following the accident, the victim’s family had filed a lawsuit against the trucking company. Considering the evidence, the jury declared that the truck driver was indeed at fault and awarded $4 million compensation to Moullac’s family.

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