February 9 of 2010 was not a good day for city vehicles and pedestrians. A woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a 9-San Bruno bus at Burrows and San Bruno and elsewhere in the city, another woman died when hit by a SFPUC truck. The accidents occurred within a minute of each other in areas where crosswalks had been clearly marked. Today, the family of one of these victims gets slightly closer for being compensated for their losses.
63-year-old Xiu Fang Huang was in the crosswalk at Ocean and Miramar at 1:40 PM when a 23-year veteran of the SFPUC allegedly sped through the intersection, hitting Huang and killing her.
After Huang’s family filed a lawsuit against the city, a tentative agreement for a settlement for $1.65 million was reached. As the Ex reports, this settlement will be reviewed by the Board of Supes today, and will be voted on by the Supes’ Rules Committee next week.
At a recent hearing on pedestrian safety, Supervisor Jane Kim said that “residents age 60 and older made up more than 40 percent of car-versus-pedestrian victims in San Francisco.”