Senior Pedestrian Killed in the Haight Marks First Vision Zero Death of 2019

Lucy Morales, 84, was hit by a driver on New Years Day.

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An 84-year-old woman who was hit by a car in Upper Haight on Jan. 1, 2019 succumbed to her injuries, in what is believed to be the first fatal traffic collision of 2019. As of Friday afternoon, details were still slim; the news was first announced by the city of San Francisco in a tweet, but SFPD has little information on the case. 

Officer Joseph Tomlison said the incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day at Haight and Stanyan streets. The driver stayed on the scene, and the victim was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

The Medical Examiner’s office confirmed with SF Weekly that the victim was 84-year-old Lucy Morales, and that she was a San Francisco resident.

Her death is an unfortunate reminder of an uncomfortable trend; as we’ve mentioned before, seniors are disproportionately victims of serious and fatal traffic collisions in the city. 

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