police-light-bar1.jpgA woman pushing two twin girls in a stroller was struck by a van as she walked along a sidewalk in San Francisco’s Mission District this morning, a police spokesman said.

The accident was reported at 9:54 a.m. near Folsom and 23rd streets, spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

The white van, driven by an 81-year-old man, was traveling south on Folsom Street and turned right onto westbound 23rd Street when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a building near the intersection, Andraychak said.

The van then continued south on the sidewalk and struck a woman in her 30s who was pushing the young twins. The force of the collision knocked the toddlers out of the stroller, according to Andraychak.

The van came to rest after striking a tree, which fell onto a parked pickup truck, he said.

The woman and two girls were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, Andraychak said.

The 81-year-old man was also hospitalized, and may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, Andraychak said. He was not cited or arrested.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • MrFancyPants

    “for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a building near the intersection”

    the driver was 81!!!!!

  • MrFancyPants

    “for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a building near the intersection”

    the driver was 81!!!!!

  • Soonerdiver

    And MrFancyPants… your point is? You imply that because the driver of the van was 81 years old that that is an issue. Yet you do nothing about requirine bicyclists to have a valid operator’s permit, insurance and license plates to peddle their bikes on the city roadways. You sure appear to have a double standard… I will grant you that once a individual reaches a given age they must renew their operators license by completing a driving test. It will probably come out that the driver had a heart attack or stroke… which could happen at any age.

  • Soonerdiver

    And MrFancyPants… your point is? You imply that because the driver of the van was 81 years old that that is an issue. Yet you do nothing about requirine bicyclists to have a valid operator’s permit, insurance and license plates to peddle their bikes on the city roadways. You sure appear to have a double standard… I will grant you that once a individual reaches a given age they must renew their operators license by completing a driving test. It will probably come out that the driver had a heart attack or stroke… which could happen at any age.

  • Soonerdiver

    And MrFancyPants… your point is? You imply that because the driver of the van was 81 years old that that is an issue. Yet you do nothing about requirine bicyclists to have a valid operator’s permit, insurance and license plates to peddle their bikes on the city roadways. You sure appear to have a double standard… I will grant you that once a individual reaches a given age they must renew their operators license by completing a driving test. It will probably come out that the driver had a heart attack or stroke… which could happen at any age.

  • Soonerdiver

    And MrFancyPants… your point is? You imply that because the driver of the van was 81 years old that that is an issue. Yet you do nothing about requirine bicyclists to have a valid operator’s permit, insurance and license plates to peddle their bikes on the city roadways. You sure appear to have a double standard… I will grant you that once a individual reaches a given age they must renew their operators license by completing a driving test. It will probably come out that the driver had a heart attack or stroke… which could happen at any age.

  • Wilfred Marlin Owens

    Might we be more careful with our vehicles. No need to drive with any form of arrogance!

  • Wilfred Marlin Owens

    Might we be more careful with our vehicles. No need to drive with any form of arrogance!

  • aldebaran

    I’m confused. I read the article and MrFancyPants’ comment and didn’t read anything about bicyclists. Oh I get it, you’re apart of the anti-bike chorus who just looks for every opportunity to trash cyclist.

  • aldebaran

    I’m confused. I read the article and MrFancyPants’ comment and didn’t read anything about bicyclists. Oh I get it, you’re apart of the anti-bike chorus who just looks for every opportunity to trash cyclist.