Earlier this afternoon, a pedestrian was struck by a car at the busy intersection of Market, Noe and 16th streets in the Castro. The incident occurred as Noe Street was preparing to close between Market and Beaver streets for the weekly Castro farmers market, which runs from 4-6pm.
"One of the people who works at the farmers market was just hit by a car at the Noe/Market/16th Street intersection. He was taken away by paramedics," says tipster Stephanie T. "That intersection is so f-ing dangerous."
Details on the incident are slim at the moment, but we'll update as we learn more.
The 16th/Noe/Market intersection is currently undergoing some changes as part of the SFMTA's Upper Market Street Safety Project. At the Castro Merchants meeting earlier this month, SFMTA officials informed attendees that one of the changes would be limiting left turns onto Market Street.
According to SFMTA, this area of Upper Market has a higher-than-average incidence of collisions. The brown painted zones meant to extend the safety zone for pedestrians will soon become larger sidewalks.
Update, 6/16: The man struck was the farmers market's manager, who is currently recovering in the hospital: