Pedestrian Struck While Attempting to Hail Mission District Cab

A man was critically injured when he ran into the street to catch a cab in San Francisco’s Mission District and was hit by a car on Sunday evening, police said today.

The 28-year-old man was hit at 6:26 p.m. near Mission and 24th streets, according to police.

He ran across Mission Street outside of a crosswalk to try to catch a taxi on the other side, but was hit by a car heading north on the street, police said.

The man suffered head trauma and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which were considered life-threatening, according to police.

The car that struck the man had a green light and its driver was not arrested, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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