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Monday, January 6, 2014

Two More Pedestrians Hit by Cars Over the Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 6:59 AM

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Police are investigating two pedestrian accidents this weekend, including another elderly person who was hit in downtown on Friday.

On Jan. 4, at about 3:15 p.m., police responded to an accident at Market and Sixth Streets after receiving multiple calls of a bad accident. When police arrived, they discovered a motorcycle had hit an elderly pedestrian.

Both the pedestrian and the driver were injured, how, according to Officer Gordon Shyy, their injuries appeared to be non life-threatening.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

A few hours later, at about 9:40 p.m., police were called about another pedestrian v. vehicle incident at 17th Avenue and California Street, Shyy says. Police had very little information at this time, but said the victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver, who was was in a 4-door sedan, remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

Last week, seven people were hit by cars in San Francisco, including 6-year-old Sophia Liu who was crossing the street in the Tenderloin with her mother and brother when an Uber driver hit the family. Syed Muzzafar, 57, was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Liu was pronounced dead at the scene.

And then on Tuesday, 86-year-old Zhen Guang Ng was walking through the Outer Mission when he was hit by a car. The driver, Giampaolo Boschetti of San Francisco, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to stop at a stop sign.


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