Dougherty Road Crash Kills Former 49ers Assistant Coach Greg Knapp [Danville, CA]

Dougherty Road Crash Kills Former 49ers Assistant Coach Greg Knapp [Danville, CA]

New York Jets Assistant Coach Greg Knapp Dies in Danville Bicycle Crash

Danville, CA (July 23, 2021)– On Thursday, former San Francisco 49ers assistant and New York Jets assistant coach, 58-year-old Greg Knapp lost his life in a bicycle crash on Dougherty Road.

The fatal crash took place on July 17, near his Danville home, at the intersection with Bollinger Canyon Road.

Knapp had been hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle.

Knapp Dies in Crash

His agent, Jeff Sperbeck, said “Today at 11:32 am PST, Greg Knapp (aka Knapper) was called back home to Heaven where he will be reunited with his Dad. On Sat. July 17th Greg was struck by a car while riding his bicycle, and was rendered unconscious immediately. Greg never regained consciousness. He was surrounded by his mom, wife, 3 daughters and brother.”

“Those of us blessed to have known him, know that he would have wanted even this moment to be a teachable one.”

Moreover, the New York Jets Head Coach and former 49ers assistant Robert Saleh also said, “Greg had such an inner peace about him that people always seemed to gravitate towards. He lived live in a loving way that helped him connect with people from all walks of life in a unique way. In his short time here, I believe the people in this organization had a chance to experience that connection.”

Knapp was a longtime NFL assistant coach. He was the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback coach for the past three seasons.

He spent nine years in various positions with the San Francisco 49ers which includes offensive quality control from 1995 to 1997.

Additionally, he was the quarterbacks coach from 1998 to 2000 and offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003.

Forward into the 2021 NFL season, he joined Salah’s staff after the former 49ers defensive coordinator took over as New York’s head coach.

Knapp left his wife Charlotte and daughters Jordan, Natalie, and Camille.

Meanwhile, the involved driver, a 22-year-old man from Danville, stayed on scene and cooperates with investigators.

Officers said they do not consider drugs and alcohol to be a contributing factor to the accident.

The authorities are investigating the accident. Please call 925-973-2700 if you have further details about this crash.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the bereaved of Greg Knapp. May you find comfort during this painful time.

Coping With Fatal Traffic Crash

It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.

Thus, it is crucial that the bereaved become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.

A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused. Depending on the scale of events/ depending on the type of situation, settlements can be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars.

Moreover, according to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990.

Call Sweet Lawyers now at (800) 674 7852.

Indeed, having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. 

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