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Police: Cellphone (hands-free) at play for driver in San Ramon crash that killed NFL's Knapp

Original post made on Oct 3, 2021

The driver who caused the summertime crash that killed NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp was glancing at his hands-free cellphone at the time he drifted into the Dougherty Road bicycle lane where Knapp was riding, per San Ramon PD.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 3, 2021, 5:10 PM

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Posted by SteveO
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 3, 2021 at 7:54 pm

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There might not be a criminal prosecution, but these circumstances support a civil wrongful death lawsuit. This is very similar to the case "Louise Olin v. County of Los Angeles". Put that case name into Google. The plaintiff there was the surviving wife of a man who was killed while riding a bicycle by an inattentive driver who was texting and using a laptop. That case settled for $12,000,000 for the surviving wife. The surviving wife in that case was represented by a well known firm in LA, and that information is all online. The surviving wife of Greg Knapp has a very clear cut civil lawsuit claim against the driver who killed her husband. It is as close to a "slam dunk" that you can get in civil litigation. Nothing can bring Greg Knapp back to life. A criminal prosecution would not do that. A civil lawsuit victory would not do that. All that the law can provide at this point is financial compensation.

Posted by Jo
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 4, 2021 at 8:17 am

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sounds like we need "eyes free" too

Anyways I have doubt this perp didn't have it in his hands, but there is no way to prove point is mute.

I'd like to see some criminal charges personally... it's high time.

Posted by PLSN Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2021 at 9:34 am

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No charges for this 22 year old whose name won't be released... wonder if he has some famous/rich/connected parents or friends??

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm

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If mr Kou can sue dusd for the death of his wife, this is a “slam dunk”

Posted by Gene
a resident of Happy Valley
on Oct 11, 2021 at 10:07 am

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A bicyclist doesn't just pop up out of nowhere, especially if he/she is riding along in the bike lane. The driver should have seen the bicyclist from several hundred feet away and taken precautions to prevent getting close to the bicycle. Getting away with the excuse that he "glanced" at his phone as justification for killing a bicyclists is 1) wholly unbelievable and 2) just plain wrong for society to accept this. The driver clearly didn't give right of way to the bicyclist. As someone else on this thread noted, its open season on bicyclists with full support of our local DA

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