Wheelchair Pedestrian Critically Injured at JFK and 8th Ave. in GG Park

Photo: Aaron Bialick

We should never have to report about a traffic injury in Golden Gate Park, but as long as cars are allowed, there will be stories like this one.

A man in a wheelchair was critically injured by a car driver Tuesday evening on John F. Kennedy Drive near 8th Avenue in Golden Gate Park. The crash was reported at 8:31 p.m., according to Bay City News as published by SF Appeal. The driver, a 27-year-old man, reportedly stayed at the scene, and there’s no word yet on whether he will be cited. The man’s injuries are considered life-threatening, the SFPD told BCN.

In a comment on Streetsblog, Andy Thornley said he came upon the scene of the crash about ten minutes after it occurred, where he saw “lots of emergency vehicles and EMTs treating someone on the ground” and “a wheelchair in the road, on its back, wheels in the air.” An SFPD officer told Thornley that “the person in the wheelchair had been behaving in an ‘aberrant’ manner, weaving in and out of the roadway with cars dodging him, people had already called the police a couple of times to report him before he was finally hit by a car.”

We have a request into the SFPD for more info on the crash. We’ll update this post as we learn more.


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