Pedestrian Hit on Grand Dies from Injuries

A senior pedestrian was hit by a vehicle downtown over the weekend.

On Saturday Oct. 27, a 74-year-old pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on the 300 block of Grand Ave., and died Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. as a result of injuries caused by the accident.

At 8:52 p.m. on the day of the collision, the pedestrian was crossing the street when hit. The victim sustained serious head injury and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

According to a South City Police press release, the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with police officers.

"This appears to be just an accident," South City Police Sgt. Bruce McPhillips said. "It doesn’t appear that there were any violations of the law."

The incident is currently under investigation.

The name of the pedestrian was not yet available.

Police encourage individuals who witnessed this accident or have any further information to contact them at 650-877-8900.

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TMG October 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Very sad, condolences to the family.
Margarita Aguirre November 01, 2012 at 12:11 AM
It doesn't matter whose fault it is when a life is lost....feel bad for the victim's family; whether jaywalking or not, people have to slow down. I can't believe how people drive in South City streets as if they were highways, especially Spruce.
Jim C November 01, 2012 at 12:39 AM
How about people need to slow down AND people need to stop jaywalking? Condolences to all involved.
wolfone November 01, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Exactly! These people speed down the Mission RD like its a FREEWAY and don't stop in STATE marked crosswalks! You know who does stop? The truck drivers! The only ones that obey laws! We should make driving laws as strict as for driving a truck maybe people will obey the laws. And where are the PD? Get out of the donut shops and monitor the speed of these people! They will sneak around at 1:30 am and put a citation on your car for expired reg but not make the streets safe for all! Peds & Bikes go on the roads/Streets too! These drivers don't care they speed EVERY day I'm sick of it. RIP the poor Senior who was killed...Senior someones, Mom or Grandma, Father or Grandfather won't be at the Thanksgiving table. :( From the DMV Handbook: STOP AT ALL CROSSWALKS WHERE PEDESTRIANS ARE WAITING! DO NOT STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF A CROSSWALK.! Do not Turn RIGHT without LOOKING FIRST! I don't see any drivers doing any of the above! Except Commercial drivers! Shame on all you drivers and Shame on the police busy giving parking tickets instead of monitoring crosswalks! Yes I'm mad almost everyday I'm almost run over in a State marked crosswalk by some idiot in a hurry! Oh and more violators...BART police and Colma police and SSF police! If the police won't obey, why will the other drivers?


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