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UCSF shuttle bus driver to be arraigned Tuesday

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Aftermath: Debris litters the intersection of Octavia Boulevard and Oak Street after the July 14 collision that killed a passenger on a UCSF shuttle bus.
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The driver involved in a car crash last summer that killed a UCSF doctor will be arraigned Tuesday on charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Wallace Richardson, 64, was driving a UC San Francisco shuttle bus July 14 when he allegedly drove through a red light and smashed into a big-rig truck at the intersection of Oak Street and Octavia Boulevard. As a result of the collision, 52-year-old Dr. Kevin Mack, a passenger in the van, was thrown through the windshield, later dying from his injuries.

Richardson was distracted at the time by a conversation he was having with Mack, according to witness testimony filed by the District Attorney’s Office. Mack was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, as the UCSF van was not outfitted with the safety harnesses. The institute has since installed seatbelts in all of its shuttle buses.

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Richardson is due to be arraigned at 9 a.m. at San Francisco Superior Court.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com



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