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Driver Injured Woman in Crosswalk at Pine and Front Yesterday

Photo: Google Maps

A woman was injured by a driver yesterday while crossing Pine Street at Front in the Financial District, according to Streetsblog reader Patrick Carroll.

Police confirmed that the crash happened at 11:55 a.m., though they couldn't provide details yet. Carroll said the woman was taken to a hospital in an ambulance and her condition was unknown. He also said police were "questioning a young man" whom he believes was driving a Ford Mustang.

In his email to Streetsblog, Carroll noted that Pine and Front, where two turning lanes cross the worn-down crosswalk where the woman was hit, is "a very dangerous intersection for pedestrians":

There are many cars that make the left from northbound Front to westbound Pine.  The proximity of this intersection to Market & Front means that drivers on northbound Fremont that want to go to westbound Pine will try to get across both intersections quickly in order to make both lights.  In fact, it's easier to jaywalk across Pine Street on the red, because there is very little car traffic going west on the unit block of Pine from Market to Front.  Something needs to be done with this intersection before someone is killed.

As we've noted, an average of three people are hit by cars every day in San Francisco. 899 pedestrians were injured last year, 96 percent of them by motor vehicle drivers, according to police data.

We'll provide more details as we get them.

Photo: Patrick Carroll

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