San Francisco news reports that a 44-year-old woman was killed this past week in a pedestrian accident in the South of Market district. According to reports, two drivers ran over and killed Melissa Kitson while she was likely walking home from work. The executive director of Walk SF noted [walking home from work] "shouldn't be a life-threatening activity, especially in San Francisco."
If you have been injured in a San Francisco pedestrian accident or a loved one has been killed, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney right away. In many situations it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries, or in the instance of a wrongful death, the surviving family members may be able to recover damages including emotional distress and lost wages.
The director further stated:
"The wide, one-way streets in the South of Market district continue to function as speedways for drivers …We need leadership and commitment from the city to fix dangerous streets and prevent more bewildering tragedies"
Several recent reports have highlighted the growing number of pedestrian accidents across the country, with significant rates of injuries and deaths from pedestrian and bicycle accidents occurring in San Francisco and Los Angeles due to the large number of walkers, bicyclists and commuters sharing the roadways. Where certain locations are particularly dangerous due to the design of a roadway, the lack of adequate signage or other safety features, it may be possible to file a claim for roadway negligence.
For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered harm in a San Francisco pedestrian accident, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.