Mark Heryer of Berkeley died when he fell while cycling between two westbound buses and was run over by the bus's rear wheel. The accident was reported at 3:23 p.m. in the 500 block of Market Street, near Sutter Street, police said.
Market St. from Sutter to Battery is shut down as police investigate a fatal collision between a bus and a bicyclist pic.twitter.com/qR336eT6kz— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) October 11, 2015
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said Monday that the 46-year-old bus driver will undergo drug and alcohol testing.
The accident was the first of two involving a bicyclist that day.
At about 4 p.m., a woman was injured when she pulled behind and hit a horse trailer towed by a southbound 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck in the intersection of The Embarcadero and Chestnut Street, police said.
The 46-year-old woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with head and eye trauma, a collapsed lung and internal bleeding, police said. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a statement following Sunday's collisions expressing their condolences to Heryer's family as well as wishing the injured bicyclist a quick and thorough recovery.
They called on city leaders to make sure they are preventing bicyclist and pedestrian deaths as quickly as possible through engineering, education and enforcement.