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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pedestrian Struck by Car in North Beach Clings to Life

Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:05 AM

An unidentified pedestrian remains in critical condition this morning after being hit by a car in the city's North Beach neighborhood last night. 

Police say at about 9:20 p.m., the pedestrian was walking at Columbus and Green streets when a vehicle hit him/her. The pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a life-threatening injury.   

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Priscila Moreto: Tour Bus Driver Arrested in Death of City Hall Employee

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 1:13 PM

San Francisco police arrested 65-year-old Raymond Lucas on suspicion of hitting and killing a city worker as she walked in front of City Hall. 

According to police reports, 68-year-old Priscila Moreto was killed last Friday when a tour bus loaded with passengers struck her as she walked through a crosswalk at City Hall. 

Moreto, who worked as a senior accountant in the City Controller's Office, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pedestrian Activists Call Attention to Dangerous Chinatown Intersection

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:13 PM

The demand for safer streets is making headlines again this week after an elderly pedestrian was killed while walking through Chinatown this month. 

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., politicians, pedestrians, and relentless activists will gather at the intersection of Stockton and Sacramento streets — the exact location where 78-year-old Pui Fong Yim Lee was hit and killed by a driver on the morning of Sept. 20. There, the group will hold a community prayer and a "call to action," asking the city to make one of San Francisco's most dangerous intersections safer for pedestrians. 

Yim Lee is the 13th pedestrian fatality in San Francisco this year.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Man Suffers Head Trauma After Hit-And-Run Accident

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM

It happened somewhere around this intersection
  • It happened somewhere around this intersection

San Francisco police are looking for a silver vehicle that they say is responsible for hitting a 24-year-old woman man and leaving the scene.

On Saturday at about 11:38 p.m., the woman man ran across the 1500 block of Lombard Street, outside the crosswalk, when the driver hit him, said Officer Gordon Shyy.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Eugenio Mallari Identified as Pedestrian Killed by SamTrans Bus

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM


Authorities announced today that the man who was hit earlier this week by a SamTrans bus while walking in the Outer Mission has died. The Medical Examiner identified the man as 39-year-old Eugenio Mallari of San Francisco.

Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mallari was walking across Mission Street near Valencia when a bus that was headed from the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco to the Redwood City Caltrain station hit him, authorities said.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Walk To Work Day: a Pedestrian Idea?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM

"I'm walkin' heeeah!"
  • "I'm walkin' heeeah!"

If you're reading this at your office, it's too late to alter the means by which you arrived there. So you either did or did not choose to participate in today's inaugural Walk to Work Day.

At first blush, Walk to Work Day sounds a bit like "Enjoy Time at Your Country Home Day" or "Reinvest Your Dividends Day" or even "Skip Work But Get Paid Double Day." These are all things that'd be great to do if you could -- and if you could do it,  you'd have done it without being asked.

So while it's admirable that Supervisor John Avalos' staff hoofed the 4.4 miles from Mamá Art Café in the Excelsior to City Hall -- isn't it also incredibly impractical?

See Also: Get off your lazy ass and walk to work today

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Get Off Your Lazy Round Rump and Walk to Work Today

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Financial District hotshot walks to work today
  • Financial District hotshot walks to work today

If you've been feeling kinda fat and lazy as of late, then today is your day. Not only is it Friday (the last day of the week that you'll have to wait until 5 p.m. to start Happy Hour), but it's also Walk to Work Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Today, San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to officially celebrate Walk to Work Day where our city leaders, including Mayor Ed Lee, and hopefully you, will abandon your car, bike, and bus ride and make your way to work with the greenest mode of transportation out there -- your two legs.

And yes, free java is involved.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Becky Lee Identified as Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk (Update)

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM

  • Seriously.

Update 3:52 p.m.: The Medical Examiner's Office says it was 60-year-old Becky Lee of San Francisco who was killed yesterday evening while walking through the Sunnyside neighborhood.

Original Story 11:16 .m.: A woman in her 50's was hit by a pickup truck last night as she walked through the Sunnyside neighborhood near Balboa Park.

The Medical Examiner's Officer says they have identified the victim, but would not release her name because they have yet to notify family.

According to police, the woman was walking through a crosswalk at Judson and Edna streets just before 7 p.m. when the pickup truck rammed into her.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Muni Driver Hits Other Muni Driver With Bus

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

A meta-accident
  • A meta-accident

Even Muni drivers are victims of Muni.

Early this morning a bus operator was hit by a bus when a maintenance worker was moving the bus inside the yard at 22nd and Indiana streets.

Paul Rose, spokesman for Muni, tells us that the operator was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for injuries to her leg, hand, and lower back.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Recology Truck Crushes 7-Year-Old Girl's Foot

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM


A 7-year-old girl and her grandmother were hit by a garbage truck early Wednesday morning as the two were walking in Telegraph Hill.

Officer Albie Esparza says the accident happened just before 8 a.m. when the girl and her 66-year-old grandmother were walking across the street at Broadway and the Embarcadero.

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