Muni-truck collision leads to S.F. woman’s death

San Francisco’s pedestrian death toll for 2006 reached 10 Sunday when a pickup truck that had been hit by a bus spun into a woman crossing Laguna Honda Boulevard.

Zenaida Liquigan, 47, of San Francisco was crossing Laguna Honda in front of the Forest Hill Muni station when she was hit at about 6:50 a.m., police reported Monday.

Her death comes at a time when plans to make The City’s streets safer for pedestrians have been slow to move forward. A Board of Supervisors measure to install countdown signals, striped crosswalks and wheelchair ramps has languished in committee for almost two years.

Inspector Sgt. Matt Krimsky of the San Francisco Police Department said that Sunday’s crash began when a northbound beige Dodge pickup truck driven by a 68-year-old San Francisco man entered the intersection in front of the Forest Hill station just as a Muni bus entered the intersection from the east as part of its turnaround.

The bus hit the truck on its right side near the rear, sending it spinning clockwise, Krimsky said. The truck’s rear wheels went up onto the pedestrian island, where it knocked over a signal pole and hit Liquigan, who was thrown across the street and landed in front of the station.

Liquigan was taken to the hospital immediately, Krimsky said, but she was pronounced dead at 10:25 a.m.

Krimsky said the driver of the pickup was questioned and released, pending the results of an investigation into the crash. He said it is still unclear whether the man ran a red light. No alcohol or drugs were involved, Krimsky said.

The bus driver was questioned and found not to have committed any infraction, Krimsky said.

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