Pedestrian struck, killed crossing intersection

A 63-year-old woman who usually dressed entirely in black was struck and killed by a car at an intersection that many residents say is dangerous but city officials last year deemed safe.

A vehicle struck Suzanne Leung, of San Bruno, while she was walking on a rainy Tuesday night at 6:50 p.m. on San Bruno and Easton avenues, police said. She died shortly afterward at San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

San Bruno police authorities said they have launched an investigation into the accident. The driver of the vehicle did stop after the fatal collision, Cmdr. Noreen Hanlon said, and the car is in police custody. Hanlon declined to describe the vehicle and said no arrests have been made.

Hanlon said she did not have a history of accidents at that intersection available Wednesday but that she remembered a fatal accident there about seven to eight years ago.

Last year, the city’s Traffic, Safety and Parking Committee considered installing a stoplight at the intersection, which has stop signs on Easton Avenue but not on San Bruno Avenue, after Silvia Araujo and other residents collected nearly 80 signatures on a petition calling for traffic measures, according to official city agenda reports.

City reports state that “staff looked at the area and found that physical construction solutions would not improve safety.” The committee and Public Works department planned to repave the area and put a fresh coat of paint and thermoplastic, which reflects headlights, on the sidewalks, according to reports.

City engineer Steve Davis, the lone spokesman for the committee, did not return calls for comment Wednesday.

Another petition for a stoplight will be coming shortly, Araujo said Wednesday.

Her brother, Miguel Araujo, owner of Araujo’s Restaurant on the corner of the intersection where Leung was hit, said the 25 mph speed limit on San Bruno Avenue is rarely obeyed.

“That’s not the first person who’s been hurt bad there,” said Araujo, whose son of the same name unsuccessfully ran for City Council in November.

Leung lived by herself in an apartment building on Easton Avenue just a few steps from where she was hit.

She was described as very quiet and accustomed to wearing “all black all the time,” said 20-year-old Chris Earhart, whose apartment is next to Leung’s. Her clothing at the time of the accident was not available from police or coroners Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call San Bruno police at (650) 616-7100.

mrosenberg@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocalTransittransportation

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Dave Hodges, pastor at Zide Door, the Church of Entheogenic Plants that include marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, holds some psychedelic mushrooms inside the Oakland church on Friday, July 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Psychedelic spirituality: Inside a growing Bay Area religious movement

‘They are guiding us into something ineffable’

San Francisco Police stand guard outside the Mission Police Station during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fired: California bill aims to decertify police for serious misconduct

By Robert Lewis CalMatters On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena… Continue reading

The Giants and Dodgers face each other again following a May series the Dodgers swept; Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux caught stealing by Giants second baseman Donovan Solano at Oracle Park on May 23 is pictured. 
Chris Victorio/
Special to The Examiner
Giants vs. Dodgers: What you need to know before this week’s huge series

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner That grinding noise you’ll hear… Continue reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that state employees and health care workers must be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing and wear masks. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)
California orders vaccine or testing for health care workers, state employees

By Ana B. Ibarra CalMatters Amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases and… Continue reading

Jeremy Kahn and Monica Ho are excellent in San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Lauren Yee’s “The Song of Summer,” being presented live and online. (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)
Touching relationship at heart of ‘Song of Summer’

Lighthearted SF Playhouse show ‘feels right for this moment’

Most Read