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No criminal charges pursued in San Ramon crash that killed NFL coach Greg Knapp

Original post made on Sep 24, 2021

Contra Costa County prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against the driver of the vehicle that struck cyclist Greg Knapp, an NFL assistant coach who died after the collision in San Ramon in July, according to SRPD.

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Posted by Steve Westcott
a resident of Danville
on Sep 24, 2021 at 7:30 am

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How does this kid get off completely? He's fully in the bike lane, regardless of whether he's speeding or not, and hits an unprotected, vulnerable cyclist who is exactly where he's supposed to be. What were the results of looking at his cell phone data? Had he been texting at the time of the accident? Was he on the phone? Was he changing Pandora stations on his phone? This looks like an investigation handled by Barney Fife. Shame on the San Ramon Police, and shame on the CCC DA's office. This sends a horrible message. Not even second degree manslaughter? Nothing?

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2021 at 12:39 pm

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Very sad.

Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

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Steve, with your considerable expertise investigating traffic collisions, after you exaon what second degree manslaughter is, why don't you tell us how you would investigate this collision.

Posted by Chris
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 27, 2021 at 1:51 pm

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I am not a lawyer but it seems this article says that the CCC DA feels motorists can legally drive their cars in bike lanes and mow down whoever is there without any criminal culpability.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Sep 27, 2021 at 5:32 pm

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I'm not a lawyer either, but unless a driver is impaired, drivers usually aren't charged criminally. I'm assuming it's because it's considered accidental not criminal intent. The Knapp family has suffered a heartbreaking loss, and the driver will suffer for life.