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Elderly Man Killed in San Francisco Pedestrian Accident

Zaha Irfan3 years ago

A 78-year-old man died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in a San Francisco neighborhood on Tuesday.

Details about the Accident

Isaak Berenzon, 78, of San Francisco was struck by a car while walking across the street in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood on Tuesday. 

The accident occurred on Sunset Boulevard at Yorba Street within or near a crosswalk – Berenzon was declared dead immediately upon arrival of ambulances. The driver and passengers of the car involved were taken to the hospital with non-fatal injuries.  

Neighbors of Berenzon complained that the intersection where he was killed is dangerous for pedestrians because of its lack of stop signs or traffic lights, and there is a tendency for drivers to drive far above the speed limit.

Although pedestrian warning lights were installed at the scene, it is unclear whether they were in use at the time of the crash.

Latest in a Series of Pedestrian Deaths in San Francisco

Berenzon’s death, which is the second pedestrian death this year, is a cause for concern as it marks the slow, but notable upward trend in pedestrian deaths within the San Francisco area.

Last year alone, there were 21 deaths within the city, making it the deadliest year since 2007.

City officials are currently in the process of eliminating pedestrian deaths. Supervisors Jane Kim, Norman Yee, and John Avalos have announced a resolution which aims to rid San Francisco of pedestrian fatalities completely.

Chief of Police Greg Suhr has also promised to clamp down on drivers that fail to follow the rules of the road.  

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