A 60-year-old San Francisco Department of Public Health nurse died today after being hit by a vehicle while walking near the health center where she worked, city officials said.

Jamie Xelowski was struck at about 10 a.m. at the corner of San Bruno and Silver avenues, according to police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams.

According to the Health Department, she died at San Francisco General Hospital at about 1 p.m.

Details of the crash were not immediately available from police, but Williams said the driver stopped at the scene.

Xelowski worked at the Silver Avenue Public Health Center where the crash occurred, and was on duty at the time, according to Health Department spokeswoman Eileen Shields.

She had been a Public Health nurse for more than eight years, working with the Maternal Child Adolescent Health program, visiting new mothers and their babies at home and working with foster children, Shields said.

“Our sincere condolences to Ms. Xelowski’s family,” the Health Department said in a statement this afternoon. “She leaves behind many friends within the Department of Public Health and especially among the Public Health nurses and staff at Silver Avenue.”
Mayor Gavin Newsom also issued a statement this afternoon, saying that he was “deeply saddened” at the news.

“I offer my deepest condolences to Jamie’s family and colleagues during this difficult time,” Newsom said.

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