police-light-bar1.jpgA pedestrian was injured and a gas meter broken when a woman suffered a medical emergency and crashed her SUV near San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood tonight, a police spokesman said.

The woman, who is between 45 and 50 years old, was pulling out of a Safeway grocery store parking lot in the 3300 block of Mission Street at about 6:45 p.m. when she had some kind of medical problem and swerved across several lanes of traffic, police Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

The SUV hit a 21-year-old man who was crossing the opposite side of the street, pinning him to a building, Andraychak said. The man was freed and taken to a hospital, he said.

He injuries were not considered life threatening.

A natural gas meter was also broken in the crash, causing a gas leak that prompted officials to evacuate a couple of neighboring residences, Andraychak said.

PG&E turned off gas to the area during the investigation into the crash, he said.

Mission Street was closed from 29th Street to Cortland Avenue following the crash, Andraychak said, and several San Francisco Municipal Railway lines were affected.

Janna Brancolini, Bay City News

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