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San Francisco Teenager Kevin San Killed and Five Others Injured in Tragic Accident

On Friday September 27, 2013, at approximately 6:55 a.m., a woman who was recklessly driving at speeds in excess of 80 mph on San Francisco city streets crashed into a minivan and a catering van killing a teenager and injuring five others.

The accident occurred in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood at the intersection of Pine and Gough Streets. The driver of the silver Mercedes SUV sped through multiple stoplights on Pine Street before smashing into a minivan that was stopped at a red light. A catering truck with three occupants was subsequently struck by the out-of-control Mercedes SUV.

The minivan was carrying a mother and her teenage son and daughter. Tragically, the 16- year-old male passenger of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Kevin San of San Francisco. Kevin San, a junior at Abraham Lincoln High School, was on his way to school when this terrible accident occurred. Kevin San will be missed by friends and classmates who gathered at the intersection of Pine and Gough Streets on Sunday to honor his memory. The loss of a loved one in a senseless accident is a tragedy that no family should be forced to endure. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the San family in their time of unimaginable grief.

Kevin San's mother and sister suffered severe injuries as a result of this avoidable accident. Additionally, the three occupants of the catering van also suffered undisclosed injuries. All the injured victims were immediately transported from the scene of the accident to a local hospital for treatment. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP we wish all the victims a complete and speedy recovery.

Police have identified the driver of the Mercedes SUV as 58-year-old Jennie Zhu. Ms. Zhu has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter and also charged with numerous vehicle code violations. Although it remains unclear as to what compelled Ms. Zhu to put lives in danger by driving recklessly, it is clear that her excessive speed and disregard for traffic safety laws caused this terrible accident and the resulting heartache and pain.

The dedicated attorneys at Matiasic & Johnson LLP are highly experienced in representing victims of catastrophic accidents and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. We utilize our comprehensive understanding of the law to get victims and their families the compensation they deserve. When insurance carriers refuse to adequately compensate victims, we do not hesitate to take the fight to court where we have a proven track record of obtaining successful verdicts for our clients.

If you or a loved one have been victimized by a reckless driver call Matiasic & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights.