Pedestrian Hit at Laguna and Geary Wednesday Dies

The woman suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision and died on Friday.

A woman hit by a driver at Geary and Laguna streets early Wednesday morning has died from her injuries. Supervisor Vallie Brown’s office confirmed the death to SF Weekly on Friday afternoon. 

This is the fourth pedestrian to have been killed in District 5 in the past year.

Earlier in May, 77-year-old Galina Alterman was hit by a Toyota Dealership truck driver in the intersection at Divisadero and Sutter streets. 

Lucy Morales, age 84, was the first traffic-related fatality of the year after she was hit by a driver at Haight and Stanyan streets on New Years Day. 

And in October last year, 60-year-old Norman Tanner was killed by a hit and run driver on Oak and Baker as he walked through a crosswalk. The driver has yet to be found. 

The intersection at Geary and Laguna streets — where eight lanes of traffic travel along Geary Street at high speeds — is a massive thoroughfare for both vehicles and pedestrians. It’s just steps away from Japantown and a number of high-rise residential buildings, many filled with seniors. 

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.

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