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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pedestrians Critically Injured in Separate Accidents

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM

click to enlarge Pedestrians vs. cars
  • Pedestrians vs. cars

Two pedestrians remain in critical condition today after being hit by cars in separate incidents on opposite sides of town.

The first accident occurred at about 11:55 a.m. when a skateboarder rolled through a red light on the corner of Eddy and Jones streets, where he was hit by a white truck, police said. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

About four hours later, a 61-year-old woman was walking through a crosswalk in the Richmond District when an elderly driver struck her, according to police.

The woman was walking through the uncontrolled crosswalk at about 4:20 p.m. at 37th Avenue and Fulton Street when a driver stopped to let her safely cross. A second car came up behind the stopped vehicle and that driver -- a 79-year-old man -- abruptly switched lanes to go around the stopped car, continuing through the crosswalk where he hit the woman.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with trauma to her upper body.

Be careful out there.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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