Photographer Dina Boyer captured a few photos of the aftermath of an ebike/car collision in San Francisco:
— DB (@BoyerDina) August 11, 2015
The photo appears to show a black Stromer ST1 with its handlebars bent 90 degrees from where they would normally rest, likely as a result of the collision with the vehicle or with the pavement. Early reports indicate that the ebike’s rider sustained serious injuries in the collision. We are praying that the rider will recover fully.
The collision comes during a contentious period of time for San Francisco cycists, who are increasingly chiding the San Francisco Police Department for ticketing cyclists who slow down and yield at stop signs instead of focusing on the 5 most dangerous driving behaviors that lead to the most cyclist and pedestrian injuries.