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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 4, 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.

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Comments (3)

Posted by Alice Beaton
a resident of Danville
on Oct 4, 2021 at 6:22 pm

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There should be some restitution in this tragedy. At the very, least the driver should be required to do community service.....addressing the consequences of distracted driving.

Posted by RichC
a resident of Danville
on Oct 4, 2021 at 8:49 pm

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I'm so disappointed with the D.A. for not filing charges. Must a weapon be a gun or a knife? I think not. If someone threw a rock and killed another person there would be charges. If the victim was a child walking to school would there have been charges? At a minimum charges of vehicular manslaughter should be filed. Should a conviction occur- then possible leniency could be considered.

Posted by Ed Bernard
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm

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Unbelievable. Every single day I come home on Dougherty I see drivers drifting into the already wide bike lanes. I ride big 20-30 mile loops from home and have seen several fatalities in the news in our area. Totally unacceptable. These are the same drivers with their high-beams on constantly and "student driver - please be patient" stickers plastered all over. It's likely nothing would happen if I were to survive being run off the road either, but heaven forbid I strike a driver. Smdh.

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