Pedestrian Struck by Motorist in SoMa Seriously Injured

A pedestrian who was struck by a car early this morning in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Based on the police investigation, it appears the pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was in the middle of the road near the intersection of Ninth and Mission streets at about 1:40 a.m. when a red Nissan Sentra struck him.

The driver of the Nissan, also a man in his 70s, was traveling north on Ninth Street and then made a left turn onto Mission Street.

The pedestrian was apparently in the middle of a lane on Mission Street when he was struck, police said.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the car was not arrested and the collision remains under investigation, according to police.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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  • saimin

    Cars turning left are a leading cause of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities.

    • JohnLewpi6

      Uh, it sounds like the man was jaywalking in the “middle of the road” and not in the middle of the crosswalk. I don’t know if that matters in your stats. But it should.