SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) A bicyclist accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in San Francisco's Castro District in March pleaded not guilty today [Wednesday] to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge.
Chris Bucchere, 36, struck 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29, according to police.
Bucchere, who was riding south on Castro Street, struck Hui as he walked east in a crosswalk with a green light, police said. Hui died at a hospital days later.
The goateed Bucchere, who wore a blazer and slacks in court, did not speak to reporters after his brief arraignment hearing this afternoon, but his attorneys issued a statement on his behalf.
"Chris anticipates the day when he may express his deepest condolences to the Hui family for their tragic loss. But for now, while the case is ongoing, he will continue to cooperate with the authorities and to respond responsibly to the charges in court," the statement read.