Stroller-pushing woman hospitalized after being struck by driver at Haight & Ashbury

By Camden Avery - Published on March 21, 2019.
Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline

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.

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. 

The incident 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.

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