Pedestrian struck, critically injured by vehicle near Panhandle on Thursday morning

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk near the Panhandle in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Thursday morning suffered critical injuries, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The male victim was struck by a vehicle around 9:45 a.m. while crossing the street at the intersection of Masonic Avenue and Oak Street, according to fire spokeswoman Jen Balestrieri.

Balestrieri said the pedestrian was transported to the hospital via ambulance in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, Balestrieri said.

Josselyn Eccleston, a nearby resident who frequently uses the crosswalk, said she was driving through the intersection this morning when she saw a crowd of people around a man on the ground.

Eccleston said she saw people out of their cars and then saw the runner in his running shorts, face down on the ground, not moving.

She said she hopes the runner is okay.

“That intersection is awful,” Eccleston said. “I have two small kiddos and I'm so scared crossing it. People are super aggressive or just don't look.”

Following the collision, nearby residents took to, a private online social network for neighborhoods, and aired their frustrations with the intersection.

Neighbors said it is a popular intersection for runners because of the proximity to Golden Gate Park, but that pedestrians in the crosswalk are at the mercy of vehicles turning from Oak Street left onto northbound Masonic Avenue.

Haight-Ashbury neighbors on Nextdoor said they wanted to see left-turning traffic from Oak to Masonic be given a red arrow, instead of merely being required to yield if pedestrians are in the crosswalk.

Bay Area NewsPanhandlePedestrian-auto collisionSan Francisco Fire DepartmentTransittransportation

Just Posted

Plan Bay Area 2050 is an expansive plan guiding the region’s growth and development over the next three decades. The regional plan addresses progressive policy priorities like a universal basic income and a region-wide rent cap, alongside massive new spending on affordable housing and transportation infrastructure. (Shutterstock)
$1.4 trillion ‘blueprint’ would address Bay Area’s housing, transit woes

Analyzing the big ticket proposals in ‘Plan Bay Area 2050’

A felled tree in San Francisco is pictured on Fillmore Street following a major storm that produced high winds and heavy rains on Oct. 24, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Philip Ford)
Storm updates: Sunday was wettest October day in San Francisco history

Torrential rainfall causes flooding, triggers evacuations in burn areas

On Sunday, California bore the brunt of what meteorologists referred to as a bomb cyclone and an atmospheric river, a convergence of storms that brought more than half a foot of rain to parts of the Bay Area, along with high winds, concerns about flash floods and the potential for heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada. Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region. (NOAA via The New York Times)
Bomb cyclone, atmospheric river combine to pummel California with rain and wind

What you need to know about this historic weather event

While Kaiser Permanente patients seeking mental health care will get a 30-minute phone assessment within days, in many cases, they cannot get actual treatment for months. (Shutterstock)
City employees face months-long wait time for mental health care

‘We are in the midst of a mental health crisis’

Klay Thompson, left, and his boat dealer Kenyon Martin take on his test drive on the NBA star’s 37-foot vessel; injury woes sent Thompson, the Golden State guard, looking for solace. He found it on the water. (Courtesy Anthony Nuccio via New York Times)
Warriors star finds love with his fishing boat

Being on the water is a ‘safe space’ for Klay Thompson

Most Read