Two More Pedestrians Hit by Cars Over the Weekend

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Police are investigating two pedestrian accidents this weekend, including another elderly person who was hit in downtown on Friday.

On Jan. 4, at about 3:15 p.m., police responded to an accident at Market and Sixth Streets after receiving multiple calls of a bad accident. When police arrived, they discovered a motorcycle had hit an elderly pedestrian.

Both the pedestrian and the driver were injured, how, according to Officer Gordon Shyy, their injuries appeared to be non life-threatening.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

A few hours later, at about 9:40 p.m., police were called about another pedestrian v. vehicle incident at 17th Avenue and California Street, Shyy says. Police had very little information at this time, but said the victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver, who was was in a 4-door sedan, remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

Last week, seven people were hit by cars in San Francisco, including 6-year-old Sophia Liu who was crossing the street in the Tenderloin with her mother and brother when an Uber driver hit the family. Syed Muzzafar, 57, was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Liu was pronounced dead at the scene.

And then on Tuesday, 86-year-old Zhen Guang Ng was walking through the Outer Mission when he was hit by a car. The driver, Giampaolo Boschetti of San Francisco, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to stop at a stop sign.




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8 comments
Jet Krantz
Jet Krantz

Damn J-walkers... Always walkin into traffic without lookin

Bhupesh Patel
Bhupesh Patel

i see so many pedestrians texting/whatever on their devices while crossing roads......... jus saying

John Lilly
John Lilly

Pedestrians and bicyclists never kill people in cars. The responsibility is on those who insist on driving the larger vehicles.\

Leslie West
Leslie West

Going into the city, the amount of pedestrians not observing the stop/walk signals and jay walking are certainly a few contributors to my near misses, also, don't stand in the street waiting for the light to change! Even though its a cross walk, still look both ways before stepping out into the street.

Steven Python
Steven Python

It's easy to blame drivers. It's happened to me on more than one occasion that glare from sunlight made it impossible for me to see a pedestrian while I was making a turn. At night, oncoming headlamps have made it very difficult to see pedestrians in a crosswalk. If people are going to walk around like they have a force field around them, courtesy of the CA legislature, they're going to find out it's no more effective than most of what comes out of Sacramento. Get off your damn phones when crossing the street and stop being idiots. You're often not as noticeable as you think you are.

sfhrod
sfhrod topcommenter

S.F. has grow to insane proportions when it comes to population just within the last 10 years or so, one reason this happens so frequently. More people, more chances of running someone over. Sadly this will continue to happen.

Robert Scalzi
Robert Scalzi

It appears that as th ecity gets more yuppie infested and gentrified that this is happening a heck of a lot more - Fucking slow down people

Rock Belt
Rock Belt

Twice in a row the left turners facing me were trying to aim for me…had to jump out of the way…am looking right at them-just will start letting them go first or cross elsewhere.

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