San Francisco

Boy on bike suffers life-threatening injuries in 19th Avenue collision

An 8-year-old boy is in life-threatening condition after being struck by a car while in a crosswalk on a busy stretch of 19th Avenue in the Inner Sunset on Friday, December 7 Saturday, December 8

According to police reports, the victim was riding a bicycle northbound westbound on Lawton Street around 3:06 p.m. when he was hit by a driver going southbound on 19th Avenue. 

The driver, a 58-year-old woman, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. A police spokesperson confirmed that the driver remained at the scene. It's not clear if any charges have been filed against her. 

The high-traffic thoroughfare along 19th Avenue has long been an issue for the city as it works toward meeting its Vision Zero goals, or no traffic-related deaths, by 2024. 

A 34-year-old man died crossing 19th Avenue on a red light, near the Stonestown Galleria mall, in April of this year. And in December 2017, a pedestrian was struck and killed near 19th Avenue and Quintara in Parkside

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

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.

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