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Pedestrian in life-threatening condition after vehicle knocks down Tenderloin street sign

Pedestrian in life-threatening condition after vehicle knocks down Tenderloin street sign
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By Carrie Sisto - Published on September 17, 2018.

A 30-year-old man is in critical condition after a vehicle collision in the Tenderloin this weekend that caused a street sign to collapse onto him.

Around 8:08 a.m. on Friday, September 14, a man said to be 60 years old was driving on the 300 block of Ellis Street (near Taylor) when he struck the street sign, according to SFPD reports. The fixed sign collapsed onto the victim, who suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.

No further details about the victim’s condition or the suspect are available at this time.

The intersection is part of the Vision Zero High Injury Network, and the city is already working to improve pedestrian and traffic safety in the area.

According to SFMTA documentation for the Taylor Street Safety Project, between 2011 and 2016, Taylor Street between Market and Sutter saw 109 collisions, with 69 involving pedestrians and cyclists. 

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the SFPD's 24-hour anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.