San Francisco Accident Leaves Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured

by Staff Blogger | April 1st, 2013

April 1, 2013

San Francisco Auto Accident was responsible for seriously injuring two pedestrians two weeks ago. The San Francisco Chronicle explained the collision occurred on Wednesday, March 20, at approximately 9:40 p.m., at the intersection of West Portal Avenue and Vicente Street.

A spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department, Officer Gordon Shyy, explained a couple was attempting to cross Vicente in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle traveling through the intersection. The driver of the car stopped to render aid and rescue crews were able to transport the injured to a local hospital for treatment.

Doctors determined the female victim had sustained life-threatening injuries and remained hospitalized, while her husband was treated and released a short time later.

Both the driver of the vehicle and the pedestrians told authorities that they had the right-of-way at the time the collision occurred. Detectives say they are looking into the patterns in traffic signals at the lights and crosswalks at the accident scene as part of their investigation. They have determined drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash.

The San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers point out it is vital that both pedestrians and motorists be aware of their surroundings at all times in order to prevent an accident from occurring. That’s why the firm asks all citizens to look twice in both directions before attempting to cross a street or intersection.