In more bad news about pedestrians being hit by cars over the weekend — which includes a two-year-old girl struck and killed in a hit-and-run — a 28-year-old man is in the hospital with life-threatening head injuries after being struck on Mission Street near 24th Street.
According to the Examiner, San Francisco police were near the scene of the accident on Sunday at around 7:30 p.m., as, somewhat ironically, they were working a decoy operation for pedestrian safety.
Police officials say the man, whose name has not been released, reportedly crossed Mission Street to catch a cab when a northbound vehicle with a green light hit him. The man was not in the crosswalk.
According to the Chronicle, the man was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital and there's no update on his condition at this time. The police did not say whether the driver was cited.
SFPD's nearby operation, which ceased after the accident, resulted in 20 citations of drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians.
Walk San Francisco, among other organizations, is pushing for the city to adapt the Vision Zero plan — already used in New York City and Chicago — which combines engineering, education, traffic law enforcement, and data to end pedestrian fatalities, as reported by the Sac Bee.
Executive director of Walk San Francisco, Nicole Schneider, tells the Sac Bee: “The concept is that these fatalities are preventable. No one should have to die simply by trying to get around the city.”