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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Driver Punches Pedestrian Over Crosswalk Dispute

Posted By on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

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Indeed, Mayor Ed Lee's highly touted plan to scrap pedestrian deaths and injuries citywide within in 10 years is ambitious: No matter how many crosswalks you pave or stop lights you install, there are some pedestrian injuries you couldn't anticipate. 

Such is the case last night when a 66-year-old pedestrian was punched out by an angry driver in the city's Mt. Davidson neighborhood. 

According to police reports, the victim was at a crosswalk at Teresita Boulevard and Isola Way at about 3:49 p.m. Tuesday when he got upset over a grey SUV that was in the crosswalk. Police say the driver and pedestrian began arguing about it — and that dispute turned physical. 

The driver got out of his car, ran up to the pedestrian, and punched him in the face, says Officer Gordon Shyy. 

"The victim fell to the ground and  the suspect fled the scene," Shyy says. 

Meanwhile, Mayor Lee announced this morning that the city has completed four school area safety projects to increase pedestrian safety across San Francisco. 

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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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