In Fourth Such Collision In Less Than 24 Hours, Cyclist Is Struck By Driver At Market And Hyde

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the area of Market and Hyde streets in San Francisco this morning, a fire official said.

The collision was reported at 10:13 a.m., the official said. The bicyclist has been transported to a hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

This is the fourth collision a driver has had with a non-driver in the last 24 hours in San Francisco.

At around 6:09 AM Tuesday, a driver struck a pedestrian walking in a crosswalk at Sacramento and Battery streets.

The pedestrian in that case was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The driver stopped at the scene and was cited, Shyy said.

A cab driver struck a cyclist at around 8:45 Monday night at Fifth and Market streets.

The bicyclist was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, and taxi driver remained at the scene following the collision.

A driver also struck a 5-year-old boy and his babysitter as they were crossing the street in a crosswalk at 37th Avenue and Fulton Street at about 5:15 PM Monday.

The boy suffered a contusion to his head, and the baby sitter suffered a leg injury, according to Shyy. Both were transported to San Francisco General Hospital and are expected to survive.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Shyy 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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  • sfparkripoff

    In 2004, there were 20 pedestrian fatalities in San Francisco (sourced from the Pedestrian Safety Project, San Francisco Department of Public Health. (2005).

    In 2013, there were 21 fatal pedestrian fatalities. Over a ten year span the City of San Francisco has dumped MILLIONS of tax dollars on traffic calming, road diets, and bicycle lanes and pedestrian safety projects. What was the outcome of all of this spending? Pedestrian and cyclist COLLISIONS INCREASED ACROSS THE CITY!

    City Hall is now proposing to spend MORE MONEY on strategies that have
    proven to be ineffective in reducing collisions on city streets.The SFMTA has
    taken away street design from professional engineering experts and made
    it a fragmented “community” and committee process at the will of politicians and lobbyists. The street designs being rubber stamped all over the city under the
    euphemisms of “traffic calming” and “streetscaping” are misguided in their application.

    Shrinking the number of auto lanes and replacing them with bike lanes has created roadways that are more dangerous for public transit, private autos,and emergency vehicles. City Hall should let street design be done by qualified traffic engineers and not by pedestrian and bicycle lobbyists.

    City officials want to push $3 BILLION in taxes, fees and bonds before voters in 2014. We are encouraging city motorists to stop contributing to an anti-car Transit Agency that uses city motorists like an ATM machine. Remember this the next time the city of San Francisco requests more bonds to improve your driving experience. VOTE NO! If you drive a car, VOTE NO on any more funds for MUNI or the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA). Regardless of what they promise, the funds will be used against you to enforce the MTA’s predatory anti-car policies.

    The next time you elect a Mayor, or a City Supervisor VOTE NO if they start parroting ‘transit first” as an excuse to bleed your wallet. If your city Supervisor wants you to give up the safety of your family car to ride a bicycle on busy city streets then VOTE THEM OUT!

    • Shuggah21

      Until very recently the drivers responsible for the vast majority of these collisions were not held accountable. In addition to traffic measures strict legal enforcement of existing laws is what is needed.

    • mattghali

      I thought I was the only one sick of that “Transit First” horseshit. You hit the nail on the head, brother.

    • Easy

      Search for “The next time you elect a Mayor, or a City Supervisor VOTE NO if they start parroting” on Google, and you’ll see this guy just parrots this same BS everywhere.

      Of the 4 intersections where San Franciscan’s were injured today, 3 of them have no bike lanes at all, and 1 of them has bike lanes only on one corner. If only there had been some, maybe traffic would have been calmed for that 5 year old & their babysitter.