Lyft “Deactivates” Driver Who Struck Woman Who Was Walking In Crosswalk

6:10 PM (BCN): A Lyft driver hit an elderly woman this afternoon in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, police said.

The collision was reported at 1:23 p.m. near the corner of Larkin and Jackson streets, police said.

The vehicle was traveling west on Jackson Street when the driver, who works for the transportation network company Lyft, made a left turn onto Larkin Street and hit a woman who was walking in the crosswalk, police said.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a leg injury. Her injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Lyft representatives confirmed this evening that the driver was carrying a Lyft passenger at the time of the crash. The company said the driver alerted them to the collision and that the driver was deactivated as the company collects more details.

4:35 PM (ELB): he vehicle that struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood this afternoon might have been driving for popular ridesharing service Lyft, a police spokesperson said.

The collision was reported at 1:23 p.m. near the corner of Larkin and Jackson streets, Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

The vehicle was traveling west on Jackson when the driver made a left turn onto southbound Larkin and hit an elderly Asian woman who was walking west in the crosswalk across Larkin, Newman said.

According to Newman. initial calls to 911 reported that the vehicle involved in the collision was a Lyft vehicle.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a leg injury. Her injuries were not life-threatening, O’Neal said.

2:24 PM (BCN): A vehicle struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood this afternoon, a police spokesman said.

The collision was reported at 1:23 p.m. near the corner of Larkin and Jackson streets, Sgt. Eric O’Neal said.

The vehicle was traveling west on Jackson when the driver made a right turn onto Larkin and hit a woman who was walking west in the crosswalk, O’Neal said.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a leg injury. Her injuries were not life-threatening, O’Neal said.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • sweetauntie

    You have *got* to be kidding me, another?? This is taking a truly frightening turn. I feel as if I wake up each morning to hear of yet another ped/motorist collision. We are entering a scary cycle………….Tragic all around.

  • disqus_e4qPyvtwW2

    this is a pretty low traffic area – obvs the driver was not paying attention…

  • Pontifikate

    The question is: does Lyft investigate drivers’ records BEFORE allowing them to drive for Lyft. Do any of the other disruptive “taxi” services?

    • http://madfoot.blogspot.com madfoot

      yes. Lyft does.

      • Pontifikate

        Are you a Lyft driver? How do you know?

  • yermom72

    Thus solving the problem once and for all!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gONcDfFrPis

  • Jim

    Good luck collecting any money for the accident. Mayor Ed Smiley looks the other way while Lyft violates insurance laws.