sfshoots_iconV3.jpgPhotographer: Aimee Ellis, of 2 Girls, 1 Queen
Photo taken when: Thursday, November 19, aprx. 3 PM
Where: Haight and Pierce

Elaine Santore tipped us off to this photo Ellis took of a bicycle accident that she says occurred at around 3 today at the corner of Haight & Pierce. She reports:

We’re not sure if he was wearing a helmet (Aimee didn’t see one, but he might have removed it after the accident), one of his shoes was missing, and he was taken away in a fire truck. The fire truck was parked for 10 minutes and then left without using the emergency sirens

Not a good day not to be a car, eh? We’ve called SFPD to see if they have any details on the accident, and will let you know more when we do. Update: SFPD Sgt. Lyn Tomioka just gave us a call, and told us that when police arrived, everyone involved was still on the scene, and that the cyclist was not moving, but was conscious and breathing. She also noted that in the report she had, there no blood seems to have been spilled. She’s calling the station in the area, and will let us know if there are any other details.

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  • the_minimalist_route

    that intersection is not a good one for traffic because bikers are following the Wiggle route (which means they turn at this intersection). Many bikers don’t stop which, when you add the turning, greatly increases the chances of getting smacked.

  • Chloe

    Oh my gosh, I was hit my a car at this exact intersection 2 weeks ago! I was 2/3rds through the crosswalk, almost to the other side, when I saw this woman approach directly in front of me. I kept watching her, expecting her to stop at the stop sign, expecting it…expecting it… and then she didn’t! Fortunately I was watching her and I managed to escape real harm by jumping back, but it was scary. I consider myself a savvy pedestrian, but sometimes (like in this situation), there not much you can really do. I was also NEARLY hit in the exact same place this morning. A large SUV was making a left turn and nearly plowed right into me as I was also more than halfway through. It didn’t even slow down and missed me by inches. All I could do was give a death glare.