Crash Near Stonestown Galleria Kills Pedestrian

A 34-year-old man died after crossing 19th Avenue on a red light early Saturday morning.

A pedestrian outside Stonestown Galleria died after crossing 19th Avenue on a red light outside early Saturday morning, police say Monday.

Around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, a 34-year-old man crossed 19th Avenue on Winston Drive toward the M-Ocean View and 28-19th Avenue stops. At the same time, a driver heading south on 19th Avenue crossed Winston Drive with a green light and hit the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

San Francisco police transported the injured man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. By SF Weekly‘s count, he is the eighth pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle in 2018.

In 2017, Vision Zero identified 19th Avenue between Sloat Boulevard and Randolph Street as part of the city’s high-injury network. As recently as last month, 19th Avenue had another late-night collision when a driver lost control and crashed into a parking garage near San Francisco State University. 

UPDATE, 5/1: The medical examiner’s office has identified 34-year-old Elijah Reed as the pedestrian who died while crossing 19th Avenue against a red light on Saturday. San Francisco police originally identified him as 40 years old. This article has been updated to reflect the correct information.

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