Pedestrian dies after collision in Parkside intersection

Pedestrian dies after collision in Parkside intersectionThe crosswalk at 36th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard. | Photo: Caltrans
Walter Thompson
Published on July 18, 2018

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a vehicle collision in the Parkside district yesterday morning, police have reported.

The crash occurred around 10:06 a.m. near 36th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard when a 69-year-old man who was crossing the street was hit by a vehicle driven by a 59-year-old man.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver remained at the scene, and SFPD's Traffic Collision Investigation unit is looking into the circumstances of the crash.

Video: Caltrans/YouTube

According to, Caltrans has installed a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk System at the intersection that allows pedestrians to activate flashing traffic lights when they wish to cross.

On Facebook, District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang said it was unclear whether the system was enabled at the time of the crash.

This is the second fatal pedestrian collision to occur in this area in the last year: on November 1, 2017, a 45-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

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