Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Commercial Truck in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Commercial Truck in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood

A tragic incident occurred in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, resulting in the death of a pedestrian.

The San Francisco Police Department reported that a commercial truck struck the pedestrian at approximately 12:40 p.m. in the vicinity of Ellis and Jones streets.

Immediate Aftermath

Following the collision, the unidentified pedestrian was transported to a hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the commercial truck remained at the scene and cooperated fully with the investigation. Authorities have indicated that impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this case.

Call for Information

San Francisco police have requested that anyone with information related to the incident contact their tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Tips can also be sent via text message to TIP411, beginning the message with “SFPD”.

Response from Pedestrian Advocacy Group

Walk San Francisco, an organization dedicated to pedestrian safety, expressed deep sorrow over this incident, marking it as the ninth pedestrian fatality in the city this year.

Jodie Medeiros, the executive director of Walk SF, extended condolences to the victim’s family and emphasized the need for continued safety improvements in high-risk areas.

High-Injury Network Concern

Both Ellis and Jones streets are part of San Francisco’s “high-injury network,” a designation for the 12% of city streets where 68% of traffic collisions occur.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has implemented several safety measures in the Tenderloin area in recent years, which have contributed to a reduction in accidents.

However, Medeiros highlighted the ongoing issue of drivers using the neighborhood as a cut-through, calling for further action to ensure the safety of residents and pedestrians.

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