37-year-old pedestrian suffers serious injuries in collision near Salesforce Transit Center

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By Teresa Hammerl - Published on September 09, 2019.

A 37-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night when he was struck while crossing the street by a 60-year-old driver on Mission Street (between First & Second).

The crash occurred at 9:45 p.m., police said Monday. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with a head injury after being struck by the front end of the driver's vehicle. No arrest was made.

In a separate incident, a driver hit another pedestrian in SoMa in the intersection of 6th and Harrison streets on Sunday. A woman of unknown age suffered non-life threatening injuries including a head injury, pain to the back, hip, and abdomen when a 58-year-old man hit her with his vehicle around 6 a.m. She was transported to a hospital, while the driver was arrested.

The city has identified both crash areas as high-injury corridors under its Vision Zero plan, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. 

In July, police arrested 50-year-old Richmond resident Kenneth Hansel for vehicular manslaughter and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, following a fatal crash near the Salesforce Transit Center on June 27 at First and Howard streets. In that incident, a 30-year-old man from Oakland was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later passed away.

In March, 30-year-old Tess Rothstein was killed while cycling just a few blocks away, at Howard and Sixth streets. 

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