Cyclist seeks damages from driver who allegedly struck him at San Francisco intersection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland man alleges a San Francisco driver struck him while he was stopped on his bicycle at a red light.

Joshua Kates filed a complaint on Dec. 27 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Mohamed Najah Saada, Valena Hickert and Does 1-10 alleging negligence and intentional infliction of emotion distress and physical harm.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 19, 2015, Kates was riding his bicycle eastbound on Mission Street in San Francisco when he stopped at the Second Street intersection at a red light. 

While stopped, the suit states the plaintiff was struck from behind by defendant Saada's vehicle. The plaintiff alleges Saada excited his vehicle, struck him with his hands, and threw his bike.

The plaintiff holds defendants responsible because defendant Saada allegedly followed another vehicle more closely that is reasonable and prudent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for economic and noneconomic damages, costs of suit, prejudgment interest and such further relief as the court may deem proper. He is represented by Maryanne B. Cooper, Miles B. Cooper and Jonathan C. Harriman of Emison Hullverson LLP in San Francisco.

San Francisco Superior Court case number CGC18572364

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