A pedicab operator who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Embarcadero died last night, city officials have confirmed to the San Francisco Examiner.
Kevin Manning, 66, suffered injuries to his skull and face after the driver of a gold colored Honda Civic struck his bicycle-powered pedicab on Sansome and Embarcadero Streets June 27. A family of two Manning was cycling as passengers were injured but later released from a city hospital.
At 7:30 p.m. Monday evening Manning died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
“With our deepest sympathies, our hearts go out to Kevin’s family, friends, and those that worked with him,” wrote the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, in a statement.
The suspect who struck Manning is still at large, and the incident remains an active and on going investigation, a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson confirmed. Previously, SFPD released images and video of the vehicle that struck Manning and asked the public to help identify the driver.
Protected bike lanes with barriers to prevent cars from striking cyclists have been proposed for the Embarcadero but the plans have been delayed, reporting by the San Francisco Examiner revealed after Manning was struck. After Manning’s death, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition urged the Port of San Francisco and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to install short-term safety measures on the corridor, and to build the protected bike lanes within the next three years.
“These kinds of delay tactics from the SFMTA and Port of San Francisco are unacceptable and, frankly, threaten the lives of thousands who bike the Embarcadero every day,” Brian Wiedenmeier, executive director of the bicycle coalition, said in a statement. “The only answer to their irresponsibility is for the City to make immediate and urgent change.”
The same day Manning’s pedicab was struck by a Honda Civic, another cyclist was struck by a vehicle in a bike lane though he did not suffer any critical injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.