Tuesday was not the safest day for pedestrians, especially for the two seriously injured by separate drivers.
The first crash occurred around 6:20 a.m. at San Jose and Geneva avenues, near the Balboa Park BART station, police say. A 22-year-old woman crossed the street when a 45-year-old driver struck her.
The male driver remained at the scene while the woman was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Later that day around 6 p.m., a motorcycle driver struck a 62-year-old woman on Irving Street and Sunset Boulevard. She was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Another crash on Tuesday didn’t involve pedestrians but sent five people to the hospital. Three cars collided at Bush and Gough around 5:30 a.m., leaving three of the five passengers with life-threatening injuries.
Though the rain isn’t a clear-cut scapegoat for Tuesday’s collisions, an abundance of caution when operating vehicles during stormy weather could save some pedestrians a frightening trip to the hospital.