Elderly Pedestrian Hit by Lyft Driver in Nob Hill
Update: Lyft confirms that one of its drivers was involved in the incident. Read statement from Lyft at the bottom of the story
San Francisco recorded another pedestrian collision this afternoon when an elderly woman was struck by a car as she walked through the city's Nob Hill neighborhood.
According to police, the woman was walking through a crosswalk at Jackson and Larkin streets at about 1:23 p.m. when the driver made a right turn onto Larkin and hit the woman.
The pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she's being treated for a leg injury. Police say the woman is expected to recover.
The driver, who has not been identified, remained at the scene and is cooperating with the cops. says Sgt. Eric O'Neal.
Police say initial calls to 911 reported that the vehicle involved was a Lyft car, however, police could not confirm that at this time. No word back from Lyft yet.
Update: Lyft spokeswoman Erin Simpson emailed us the following statement:
We were informed today that a Lyft driver was in an accident involving a pedestrian while with a passenger. The driver let us know that the pedestrian is being treated for a leg injury. The safety of everyone on the road is our top priority and we're sorry to hear that this happened. As we do with any safety reports, we've deactivated the driver as we collect more details.