&Jade this"It was a near miss," recalls Mar to SF Weekly. "It was starting to drizzle and we were clearly at the big, yellow-lined area near Lafayette School. It seems like they didn't even realize they nearly hit us. They zoomed off without even realizing it -- or maybe they just didn't care."
aftrnoon (sic) were almost run down by a car speeding through the
Balboa/37thAve big yellow-lined crosswalk near Lafayette Elem School
Short of a Raskolnikov-style confession,
don't expect the driver who nearly marred the Mars' weekend to
be apprehended. The supervisor says he was so shaken up that he didn't
get a good look at the speeding vehicle. He thinks it may have been a
"typical Japanese Honda or Toyota," but also worries that he just had
Hondas and Toyotas on the brain because he was thinking about how often
they're broken into in his neighborhood (and, either way, you can't
find a more ubiquitous, innocuous car -- no wonder they always top the most-stolen list).
Naturally -- the man is a public servant -- Mar saw his near-death experience as a teachable moment. He now feels even more strongly that the pedestrian safety measures already under way between 34th and 39th Avenues are a good idea. He says he now "knows the human costs of traffic accidents a lot more directly."
Well, fair enough.
Finally, it warrants mentioning that Mar was not tweeting with his free hand while nearly being mowed down.