A female pedestrian with two children in tow was injured this morning after being struck by a driver at Haight and Ashbury streets.
According to police, the woman was pushing a stroller through a crosswalk around 11:15 a.m. when she was struck by the driver, who was making a left-hand turn onto Ashbury Street from Haight. She was hospitalized for her injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.
Neither of the children was struck or injured, said SFPD spokesperson Officer Joseph Tomlinson.
"The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation," Tomlinson added.
ATTN: @SFPD blocking near Haight/Ashbury. 7, 33, and 43 routes rerouting around the area. Will update.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) March 21, 2019
Haight Street was closed for a block in both directions until police were able to clear the scene, shortly after noon. Traffic in the area, including the 7-Haight, 43-Masonic, and 33-Ashbury bus lines, was rerouted.
marks the first serious collision between a pedestrian and vehicle on upper Haight Street since 2016, when a man was critically injured in a hit-and-run at Haight and Masonic. The adjacent Panhandle corridor continues to be a hotspot for vehicle collisions with pedestrians.
Update, 3/22, 10:19 a.m.: As several commenters have noted, there was another serious vehicle collision with a pedestrian in the Haight more recently: 84-year-old Lucy Morales was struck and killed by a driver on New Year's Day.