SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 37-year-old man convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter has been sentenced for fatally striking a 71-year-old pedestrian with his bicycle in a San Francisco crosswalk.
Chris Bucchere was sentenced Thursday to three years' probation and 1,000 hours of community service as part of a plea deal.
District Attorney George Gascon says Bucchere's conviction was believed to be the first of its kind in the nation for a bicyclist.
A judge can determine in six months if Bucchere's conviction could be reduced to a misdemeanor. Prosecutors say Bucchere was riding recklessly and ran through several red lights when he struck Sutchi Hui in 2012.
Hui's family members say they hope Bucchere will assist the elderly and help traumatic head injury victims as part of his community service.
The Associated Press