Police have identified the most recent victim of a hit-and-run on 19th Avenue as Tu-Cuong Tran. Tran, aged 26, was found lying on 19th near Lincoln at around 12:30 this morning. Read the SF Chronicle brief here.
19th Avenue is a well-known hazard for drivers and pedestrians alike, as Tran is the seventh pedestrian to be killed on 19th between Golden Gate Park and San Francisco State University since 2001. In November of 2003, Vincent Del Rosario was struck and killed on 19th and Taraval by a green Honda. The driver has never been caught. In May 2003, Srijaya Dalton was struck and killed at 19th and Quintera. The driver in this accident also remains at large.