Elderly Pedestrian Hit by Lyft Driver in Nob Hill

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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.






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21 comments
Mel Greene
Mel Greene

How many fucking times does this have to happen? You idiots need to start arresting people, not just stupid fines. Jail time.

Dave Procter
Dave Procter

Is there a news story every time a taxi hits someone in the city?

Jim Yu
Jim Yu

Year to date for those keeping score that's: lyft 2 accidents, uberx 1 accident. Kind of surprising for uber, as uber employs or partners with 5 times as many drivers than lyft.

YuBalance
YuBalance

You can't just turn down a city street going 25 miles an hour without breaking to look for pedestrians.  Cars, trucks and bikers do it all the time.  So stupid!

Karen Veney
Karen Veney

I almost got the other day walking in the Mission. 15th and Folsom. I didn't think the lady was going to stop and I was in the crosswalk.

Brian Mayer
Brian Mayer

"Deactivated" the driver? Sounds too Matrix for me.

sfhrod
sfhrod topcommenter

There are also way more people in S.F. than ever before, so more people means more obstacles for aggressive drivers. The powers that be need to enact stiff fines for aggressive drivers, jaywalkers, and agro-cyclists.

Kar Najjar
Kar Najjar

Fuck yea!! Stay on the sidewalk!!!!!

Kelvin Ruddy
Kelvin Ruddy

Someone doesn't understand Simon's sarcasm..

Edward Lee
Edward Lee

i'd like to know how many people cabs hit.

Ray Villadelgado
Ray Villadelgado

Glad I don't live in SF anymore. I still love the city but traffic is getting ridiculous. SUVs, mobile phones are more important than people's safety on the streets.

Robert la Bohème
Robert la Bohème

@Simon: Of course it did. The city's gone crazy. Is it everyone on mobile phones? Why are people so stupid and in a hurry? It never used to be like this in the city, and I've been here since 1986. The level of self-absorption in this city is crazy. I hardly recognize it anymore.

Simon Shelston
Simon Shelston

This sort of thing never happened before Lyft! Like, ever!

Robert la Bohème
Robert la Bohème

They can't claim they're not responsible THIS time it seems, creepy company.

Stevie Dee
Stevie Dee

It's like a competition out there. Watch out!

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