Pedestrians Critically Injured in Separate Accidents

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Pedestrians vs. cars
Two pedestrians remain in critical condition today after being hit by cars in separate incidents on opposite sides of town.

The first accident occurred at about 11:55 a.m. when a skateboarder rolled through a red light on the corner of Eddy and Jones streets, where he was hit by a white truck, police said. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

About four hours later, a 61-year-old woman was walking through a crosswalk in the Richmond District when an elderly driver struck her, according to police.

The woman was walking through the uncontrolled crosswalk at about 4:20 p.m. at 37th Avenue and Fulton Street when a driver stopped to let her safely cross. A second car came up behind the stopped vehicle and that driver -- a 79-year-old man -- abruptly switched lanes to go around the stopped car, continuing through the crosswalk where he hit the woman.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with trauma to her upper body.

Be careful out there.

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Let's see if Gascon will charge the 79 year old. That's gross negligence, given that clearly a car was stopped for a reason.

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