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San Francisco Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident near the Broadway Tunnel in San Francisco.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

CBS Local San Francisco is reporting that a pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident near San Francisco’s Broadway Tunnel early on Friday morning.

According to the San Francisco Police, the accident happened at Powell and Broadway in Chinatown, near Jean Parker Elementary School at around 6:00 a.m.

The victim was a man in his 60’s who lived in the neighborhood.

Police further said that the victim was found about three yards from the crosswalk. At this point in the investigation, it is unclear if the man was in the crosswalk or in the middle of the street when he was hit by the vehicle.

Authorities report that they are looking for a white van with no back windows that was in the area at the time of the accident. Officers expect the vehicle may have some damage to the front end.

Police are also searching for surveillance footage from the area in order to identify the driver of the vehicle.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to an article in the LA Times, California leads the nation in the number of wrongful deaths every year in accidents involving pedestrians:

  • There were a total of about 700 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in California in 2014.
  • In both 2013 and 2014, California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the nation.
  • 23 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in California were pedestrian fatalities in 2014.

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