On Wednesday at Geary and Leavenworth, a UCSF shuttle bus hit and killed a 65-year-old woman crossing the street. "The 12:27 p.m. accident occurred as the bus was headed north on Leavenworth and turned left onto Geary, hitting the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene," reports the Chronicle. "Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim, whose identity was not released, was crossing Geary heading south on Leavenworth at the time of the accident."
The driver, who is cooperating with investigators, stopped immediately after striking the victim. KTVU reports that that the victim was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Star Market owner Marwan Aburahma explained to KTVU that possibly due to fear and confusion, "the shuttle driver backed up after the first impact, running over the woman a second time."
According to Streetsblog, "[t[he intersection of Geary and Leavenworth has been a troublesome spot for years," with some residents taking their complaints about the troublesome spot to City Hall.
Sheryl, 63, a local who lives on Leavenworth near Post Street, told Streetsblog, "Every morning I have to walk that way and you fight when you have the green light. These drivers just come around the corner, they don’t look and they look at you like you shouldn’t even be there. It’s awful. I complained to the Board of Supervisors."
Another resident said that drivers "try to sneak around the corner...[t]hey only look to the right."