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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Young Boy Hit by Car in the Tenderloin

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

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Less than 12 hours after a man was struck by a car in the Civic Center, and nearly 24 hours after an elderly pedestrian died while crossing the street, a young boy was hit as he walked with friends through the Tenderloin.

Officer Gordon Shyy tells us that the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. -- peak commute time. The boy, whose age is unknown, was crossing the street at Leavenworth and O'Farrell when a Mercedes SUV knocked him to the ground.

The boy was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, and the driver remained at the scene, Shyy says.

Although the boy is going to be okay, witnesses told ABC News that they were distraught by the city's latest vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. According to the news station, Diego Gutierrez, who works at a nearby grocery store, saw the accident and said the boy's face was bleeding.

"They were crying," he tells the news station. "It was a lot of kids, maybe five or six kids, all crying."

Earlier this morning, a man in his 50s was hit by a car as he walked through a crosswalk at Van Ness and Grove outside City Hall. The driver fled the scene, leaving the victim behind. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a life-threatening head injury.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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