Two pedestrians were struck and injured by a driver as they crossed a dangerous Panhandle intersection against a red light.
According to Bay City News, two men were running across the intersection of Oak Street and Masonic Avenue at 7:15 Wednesday evening when they were struck by the driver of a silver Toyota Prius.
The Prius was traveling southbound on Masonic (that's towards Haight Street) and the pedestrians were headed westbound (that's towards the ocean) on Oak, Hoodline reports.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the runners, both described as men in their 30s, were crossing the street against a red light when they were struck.
The collision left one of the men with a life-threatening head injury, for which he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. An update on his condition was not available at publication time.
The second man "suffered an abrasion and complained of pain," and was also transported to SF General. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Esparza says that the Prius driver was not arrested or cited, and that the crash remains under investigation.
Hoodline notes that another runner who also allegedly crossed against the light at that same intersection was struck and seriously injured in April, inspiring comments and requests for a change to the design of that intersection. It's unclear, however, what design changes can be made to protect pedestrians, cyclists, or even drivers when one of the parties fails to follow the commonly-accepted rules of the road.