A 77-year-old woman, Galina Alterman, who was hit by a driver on Divisadero streets Wednesday morning, has died from her injuries.
The collision took place around 8:45 a.m., as the driver of a San Francisco Toyota Dealership truck turned at the intersection of Sutter and Divisadero streets and struck the woman as she walked through a crosswalk.
The area has a high concentration of medical offices and is often frequented by seniors and people with disabilities on their way to appointments. UCSF’s Mt Zion Medical Center is on that corner, as is their Medical Center for Otolarynology (head and neck surgery). Just down Divisadero Street is the bustling Kaiser corridor.
Olivia Gamboa came across the scene shortly after it happened. Divisadero is “part of the high injury network and needs to be better protected,” she tells SF Weekly.
My heart is broken. There is blood on the pavement. How many people will have to be seriously injured or die before we make our streets safe? How many???? @LondonBreed @sfmta_muni @EdReiskin @sfbos pic.twitter.com/AkxMENj9yJ
— Olivia Gamboa (@Liv_g_g) May 1, 2019
Alterman is the 12th person to die in a traffic collision on San Francisco streets in 2019.