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Friday, January 3, 2014

Pedestrian, Cyclist Hit in Two Separate Accidents

Posted By on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Watch for pedestrians. Please.
  • Watch for pedestrians. Please.

It's been a tragic week for pedestrians on the streets of San Francisco.

Yesterday two more people were hit by cars in separate accidents across town. The first incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. when a cyclist was hit at Geary and Arguello. Police were unsure about the extent of the cyclist's injuries, but said the driver remained at the scene while police investigated.

A few hours later, at about 5 p.m., a man 39-year-old woman was hit while crossing the street at Bush and Leavenworth. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening head injuries, says Officer Gordon Shyy.

The driver remained at the scene while the cops questioned him/her.

Two other pedestrians were killed this week and two more injured, 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.

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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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.


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