Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in San Francisco’s
SOMA neighborhood. According to reports, the pedestrian was found dead
at the scene, and was apparently struck by a motorvehicle.
San Francisco has an ongoing battle trying to reduce the number of pedestrian
accidents, following a spike in serious personal injuries and pedestrian
deaths. The sheer number of cyclists and pedestrians trying to share the
road with drivers on crowded streets can be a recipe for disaster. Recently,
a report was issued identifying San Francisco’s most dangerous intersections.
- 12th Street, Mission St., Otis St. and South VanNess
- Portrero Avenue and 16th St.
- Market St., Octavia Blvd., and Hwy. 101
Drivers are cautioned to avoid distracted driving, pay attention to the
rules of the road, and keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians. In
order to help protect themselves, pedestrians and cyclists are also called
on to be aware of their surroundings. In fact, recently a Bay Area lawmaker
proposed a new law that would allow police to issue citations to “distracted
walkers.” A San Mateo County Supervisor noted that pedestrian accidents
“currently one quarter of all traffic fatalities — are increasing
because walkers pay too much attention to their screens rather than the
street” and is advocating new state law authorizing police to cite
pedestrians who look down at their phones while in the crosswalk.
The recent pedestrian accident remains under investigation.
For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries
in a San Francisco pedestrian accident, please contact our dedicated
San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.