Bay Area news reports that several pedestrians, including a child, were
injured in a San Francisco car accident. The pedestrian/car collision
occurred at or near the intersection of 17th street and Potrero Avenue. According to reports, a child in a stroller
along with the child’s grandmother were taken to the hospital. Two
additional people were injured in the car involved in the accident.
While San Francisco has made efforts to improve pedestrian safety, statistics
report that in 2015, 24 pedestrians and 5 cyclists were killed in car/pedestrian
or car/bicycle collisions on city streets. The city’s “Vision
Zero” goal is to end all traffic deaths by 2024. The goal was implemented
as the result of the rising number of deaths and collisions occurring
in San Francisco, with many of these accidents occurring in notoriously
dangerous intersections and high traffic corridors. Part of the campaign
includes redesigning hazardous streets, as well as increasing public awareness.
“Roadway negligence” may be a factor in an accident when design
of a road is a factor in causing or contributing to a person’s injury.
This may be the lack of appropriate signage, poor maintenance or poor design.
For more information or if you or someone you love has been injured in
a San Francisco pedestrian accident, please contact the experienced and
San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.