A cyclist was killed Thursday night after a collision with the 44-O'Shaughnessy line at Sixth Avenue and Clement Street. The cyclist has been identified as 22-year-old Derek Allen, who, according to BCN (via SF Appeal), was "going north and contacted the front right corner of the bus."
SF Weekly reports that "a tow truck was required to lift the bus off of the cyclist and his road bike." Local bike blog Streetsblog notes that "Allen’s body was draped in yellow tarp and two SFPD officers held white tarp over it until it was transported by the Medical Examiner more than two hours later."
Allen was only the second cyclist to die on city streets this year, almost two months after German tourist Nils Yannick Linke died while riding on Masonic and Turk.
The driver of the bus, who will be suspended pending an investigation, "appeared to be shaken...and cooperative."