Pedestrian Struck in Richmond District Succumbs to Injuries

An elderly man struck by a van in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Wednesday morning has succumbed to his injuries, police said today.

The 87-year-old pedestrian, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Alfred Yee, was injured in a collision reported at 10:47 a.m. at Geary Boulevard and 26th Avenue, according to police.

Yee, a San Francisco resident, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Investigators determined Yee was walking north across Geary Boulevard in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn from 26th Avenue, according to police.

The driver of the van stopped and was not cited at the scene, but the collision remains under investigation, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Edward Palmer

    That intersection has ALWAYS been gnarly. This is so sad and completely avoidable. Prayers for the family.

  • lisak

    I live on 26th and it is rare that vehicles yield to pedestrians. Instead, I have had cars honk and yell at ME in the crosswalk with the right of way. Muni always stops but then you have to cautiously peek around the bus to see if the inside lane yields. Crossing 26th, you take your life in your hands.