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Menlo grad dies when truck strikes her bike

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a semi truck in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood Wednesday morning has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 24-year-old Amelie Le Moullac.

She graduated from Menlo School in Atherton in 2007 and from the University of Southern California in 2011.

The San Francisco resident was struck at 7:07 a.m. at Sixth and Folsom streets by a truck making a turn at the intersection.

Ms. Le Moullac worked at Voce Communications, a local marketing and public relations firm co-founded by Menlo Park councilman Rich Cline. The firm posted a remembrance of her, writing: "We miss you dearly. We will miss your smile, your humor, your wit and your friendship. You are irreplaceable and unforgettable."

The truck driver stopped and cooperated with investigators. The driver was not cited and the collision remains under investigation, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition issued a statement following the crash, calling it "yet another tragic reminder of what can happen when bikes and large trucks mix on our city's high-speed corridors."

The fatal collision is San Francisco's third involving a bicyclist in 2013 and all three have also involved a large truck, according to the coalition, which called on the city to move forward with a redesign of Folsom Street.

"Folsom Street is one of the city's few designated bike routes to downtown -- yet it is still an intimidating street, with no separation between bike riders and fast-moving traffic," the coalition's statement said.

The coalition also called for all large trucks to be fitted with convex mirrors so drivers can more easily see bicyclists and pedestrians.

Almanac staff writer Sandy Brundage contributed to this report.

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Menlo grad dies when truck strikes her bike

Uploaded: Thu, Aug 15, 2013, 11:38 am

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a semi truck in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood Wednesday morning has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 24-year-old Amelie Le Moullac.

She graduated from Menlo School in Atherton in 2007 and from the University of Southern California in 2011.

The San Francisco resident was struck at 7:07 a.m. at Sixth and Folsom streets by a truck making a turn at the intersection.

Ms. Le Moullac worked at Voce Communications, a local marketing and public relations firm co-founded by Menlo Park councilman Rich Cline. The firm posted a remembrance of her, writing: "We miss you dearly. We will miss your smile, your humor, your wit and your friendship. You are irreplaceable and unforgettable."

The truck driver stopped and cooperated with investigators. The driver was not cited and the collision remains under investigation, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition issued a statement following the crash, calling it "yet another tragic reminder of what can happen when bikes and large trucks mix on our city's high-speed corridors."

The fatal collision is San Francisco's third involving a bicyclist in 2013 and all three have also involved a large truck, according to the coalition, which called on the city to move forward with a redesign of Folsom Street.

"Folsom Street is one of the city's few designated bike routes to downtown -- yet it is still an intimidating street, with no separation between bike riders and fast-moving traffic," the coalition's statement said.

The coalition also called for all large trucks to be fitted with convex mirrors so drivers can more easily see bicyclists and pedestrians.

Almanac staff writer Sandy Brundage contributed to this report.

Comments

Barry
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Barry, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

What a tragedy. And, who chose the rather flippant title for this article? I can think of many others that would be much more thoughtful and appropriate.


anon
another community
on Aug 16, 2013 at 5:26 am
anon, another community
on Aug 16, 2013 at 5:26 am

I agree with Barry. I know people who had the honor of working with Ms. Le Moullac. They are shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of their friend and colleague. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.


Bob
Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 16, 2013 at 8:22 am
Bob, Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

I agree with Barry as well. RIP, and stay classy Almanac News.


Hmmm
another community
on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:50 am
Hmmm, another community
on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

I'm so glad they changed the title of the article!

I am truly sorry for the shattering loss of this lovely young woman. It's heartbreaking and I wish I had words of comfort. I lost someone this way earlier this year & I well understand how Ms. Le Moullac's friends & family feel. May you bring each other comfort now & in the future. Rest in peace, Ms. Le Moullac.


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