Pedestrian struck, injured after collapsing in Tenderloin crosswalk

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after he collapsed in the crosswalk, police said.

The collision occurred around 4:20 p.m. when the victim, a 78-year-old man, was crossing Golden Gate Avenue at Hyde Street, according to police.

The man collapsed in the crosswalk, possibly due to a medical emergency, and was then struck by a driver traveling south on Hyde Street.

The driver, a 42-year-old man, was driving on a green light when he entered the crosswalk. He remained at the scene after the collision, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries to his head and face, according to police.

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