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Pedestrians seriously injured in 2 collisions

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Two women were seriously injured when vehicles struck them in separate collisions in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The first collision was reported at 3:13 p.m. in the area of Persia Avenue and Moscow Street in the city’s Excelsior District.

A truck was traveling west on Persia Avenue when the driver heard a sound, stopped and got out of his vehicle and found a 61-year-old woman underneath it, police said.

He backed the truck off of her and she was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were considered life-threatening, according to police.

Then at 4:14 p.m., another pedestrian collision was reported, this time at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street in the Inner Sunset.

A vehicle traveling west on Kirkham hit a 56-year-old woman who was walking north on Fifth Avenue. She was taken to a hospital, also with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The drivers were not arrested in either case Tuesday.

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