Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, March 7, 2014

Pedestrian Hit by Taxi Driver Last Night

Posted By on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM

View Larger Map

On the very same day Mayor Ed Lee announced he would spend $17 million to tackle pedestrian deaths in San Francisco, a man was hit by a taxi cab as he walked through the city's Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

Around 9:15 p.m., the pedestrian, who was only described as an adult male, was walking along Turk and Van Ness when a cabbie struck him. Witnesses told the cops that the pedestrian did not appear to be in the crosswalk when he was hit, says Officer Gordon Shyy.

The cab driver remained at the scene and the pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he's being treated for his injuries, Shyy says.

Mayor Lee's plan centers around spending $17 million to address pedestrian safety issues at 170 of the city's most dangerous intersections -- and, according to WalkFirst, the scene of last night's collision, Turk and Van Ness, is one of those.

"That is a high injury corridor," Nicole Schneider, executive director for WalkFirst, told SF Weekly. "While I don't know the details of the collision, I can say that speed is the most important factor when it comes to a collision. When traveling at 20 mph, a person who is hit has a 85% chance of surviving. When speed increases to 40 mph, the chance of survival decreases exponentially to 5%. It also decreases a drivers field of vision."

  • Pin It

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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.


Comments are closed.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"