Taxi Driver Strikes Man At Van Ness And Turk

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a taxi driver near San Francisco’s Van Ness Avenue on Thursday night, police and fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 9:15 p.m. near Van Ness Avenue and Turk Street.

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San Francisco police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said the taxi was heading west on Turk Street and struck a man who was apparently not in a crosswalk.

The pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive, Shyy said.

The taxi driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

There was a passenger traveling in the taxi at the time of the crash, Shyy said.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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  • Elias Levy

    Lets see if Christiane Hayashi, director of taxis and accessibility services for the SFMTA, has anything to say about the dangers of taxis.

    • Barry T.

      How about waiting for further information before placing blame on the driver! You did not actually witness this incident, did you??????