One person was killed in a pedestrian accident that happened in San Francisco.
Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
ABC News 7 is reporting that both the San Francisco police and fire departments responded to a fatal collision involving a pedestrian near St. Mary’s Cathedral.
According to San Francisco authorities, the collision happened near the intersection of Franklin Street and Geary Boulevard, and was reported to police at about 10:48 a.m. on Thursday.
Police have further stated that after the vehicle hit the pedestrian and authorities responded to the scene of the accident, some lanes on the roadways were closed so police and other emergency crews were able to work the scene. Public transportation vehicles were also being rerouted in the area.
The San Francisco medical examiner’s office also responded to the scene of the accident, which currently remains under investigation at this time.
Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
- An additional total of about 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in traffic accidents in 2013.
- Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident that occupants of motor vehicles.