Woman in Crosswalk Struck by Van Near Golden Gate Park

An 18-year-old woman suffered head injuries when a van struck her as she was walking in a marked crosswalk in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, the pedestrian entered a marked crosswalk on Fulton Street, at the intersection with 32nd Avenue near Golden Gate Park, and was struck by a white van traveling west on Fulton Street.

Traffic traveling on Fulton Street through that intersection has neither a traffic light nor a stop sign, but must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The woman was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with head injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said.

The driver, identified as a 54-year-old man, failed to yield to the pedestrian but has not been arrested, according to police.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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  • sfrobink

    I was hit in a crosswalk too, last year, and with a green light. That’s why I always tell everyone now to watch cars, even if you’re crossing where and how you’re supposed to be crossing.

  • Joe smith

    Don’t walk across a crosswalk. You need to jog or run. Stop lights and Stop signs do not work anymore. People are way too distracted. When you cross the street, run. Don’t assume cars are gonna stop! Lesson 101 on living in the new SF.

  • “Cue the victim blaming in 3, 2, 1…” Alas, I’m too late.