Man struck by taxi in Marina District expected to survive

A man who was struck by a taxi as he walking in a crosswalk in San Francisco's Marina District on Friday night is expected to survive his injuries, police said.

The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was hospitalized after a taxi struck him around 10:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Bay and Buchanan streets near Moscone Recreation Center, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The taxi driver, 62-year-old Vallejo resident Raymond Rodriguez, allegedly fled the scene but returned a short time later. He was cited for speeding and released, Shyy said.

The pedestrian suffered a fractured leg and upper body injuries, but police said he is expected to survive.

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