Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run near Union Square

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By Teresa Hammerl - Published on September 22, 2020.

A male pedestrian is in life-threatening condition after being struck by a driver near Union Square on Sunday night. 

According to police, 24-year-old Daiyah Taylor struck the man at Sutter and Stockton streets around 11:30 p.m., then fled the scene. He was arrested around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, and booked on charges of unsafe speed and leaving the scene of an accident. He also had two outstanding warrants. 

The victim, whose name and details were not disclosed, was transported to SF General Hospital. He had no identifying items on his person, and officials were only able to discern his identity after putting out a public call for help. 

While an arrest has been made, an SFPD spokesperson said the investigation remains open. 

The intersection of Sutter and Stockton streets has been identified as a high-injury corridor under the city's Vision Zero plan, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. City records indicate that another pedestrian was injured at the intersection in 2018, after a driver failed to yield at the crosswalk.

A few blocks away, at Geary and Mason streets, a 27-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a driver in February.

SFMTA transportation director Jeffrey Tumlin said in July that his agency has seen "a significant uptick of fatalities" in the second half of 2020, with multiple pedestrians and cyclists killed on the city's streets. 

Anyone with information regarding Sunday's incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444. Language access services are available through this phone number. You may also text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with 'SFPD.' Callers may remain anonymous.

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