Bicyclist Involved in SoMa Crash Dies

A white plastic bag covers a pool of blood and one of the victim's shoes. Photo: Bryan Goebel

A 25-year-old bicyclist who was involved in a crash with a delivery truck in SoMa yesterday has died from her injuries, the San Francisco Medical Examiner has confirmed. Nancy Ho of San Francisco was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital shortly before 11 last night. She is the first bicyclist to die from a collision with a vehicle on San Francisco streets this year.

San Francisco police said she was traveling eastbound on Mission Street yesterday around 8:04 a.m. when she was hit by a Berkeley Farms truck while making a left turn onto Fremont Street. Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the left turn is prohibited except for buses and taxis, and blamed Ho for causing the crash.

The first word of Ho’s death came on Streetsblog last night, when a friend decided to respond to some critical comments:

“Some of you guys speak so heartlessly as if we deserve to die for any mistake we make. Well… my friend made a mistake and she passed away tonight at the hospital. Grow a heart.”

We don’t know much about Nancy Ho, but we hope to hear from some people who knew her.

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