Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Zoo Identified

A pedestrian fatally struck by a car this morning near the San Francisco Zoo has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 87-year-old Louis Van Velzen.

Van Velzen, a San Francisco resident, was walking near Sloat Boulevard and 43rd Avenue when he was struck shortly before 7 a.m. Emergency responders began CPR and transported him to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The collision remains under investigation by San Francisco police.

Erin Baldassari, Bay City News

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