5 pedestrians hit by cars, numerous wrecks on city streets

Emergency crews have responded to five pedestrians hit by cars and nine separate vehicle accidents Tuesday morning in The City.

None of the incidents, reported between 5:30 and 8:15 a.m., was fatal, San Francisco Fire Lt. Mindy Talmage.

Three pedestrians were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being struck Tuesday morning in incidents at Silver and Charter Oak Avenues, Hyde and Clay streets, and 24th and Dolores streets. Two pedestrians struck at separate incidents at Oak and Fillmore streets and Polk and Broadway streets declined treatment.

“The bottom line is you’ve got to be extra careful, especially if you’re a pedestrian,” Talmadge said. “Vision is impaired by the rain alone, but most of these happened when it was still dark out. People have to slow down and pedestrians can’t just assume they have the right of way.”

The nine vehicle accidents occurred around The City and none resulted in life threatening injuries, Talmadge said.

Fire officials expect to respond to more accidents as the storm intensifies throughout the morning, Talmadge said. 

 

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