Death by Sourdough

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 3:36 PM PDT
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Death by Sourdough

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A Boudin Bakery bread baker walks by racks with freshly baked sourdough bread at Boudin Bakery in San Francisco. A lawsuit involving one of the company's food carts alleges a woman was killed by a collision with the car.

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We've heard of carbohydrates being bad for you, but this is ridiculous.

A mishap involving a bread cart from Boudin Bakery was a chief factor in an elderly San Bruno woman's death, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's family.

Sonia Galan, 71, slid into bad health and eventually, death, after she was knocked down by a Boudin bread cart at San Francisco International Airport on April 3, 2010, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The collision broke Galan's shoulder, according to a lawsuit filed against San Francisco, the entity that manages the airport, and Boudin Bakery, whose unnamed employee was pushing the cart..

Galan was working as a security guard at the airport when the bread cart hit her at 3:40 a.m., the newspaper said. Afterwards, her health steadily deteriorated and she died on Dec. 10, the lawsuit says.

Neither Boudin nor San Francisco has commented on the lawsuit. Galan's family is seeking unspecified damages and wants a jury trial, according to the newspaper.

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