Three pedestrians are recovering Thursday, after they were struck by motorists on San Francisco streets yesterday.
In the first such case from Wednesday, two pedestrians were rushed to San Francisco General Hospital at 11:02 a.m. after a driver hit them. According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victims (a 59-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman) were struck at the intersection of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue when the 36-year-old male driver of a white sedan who was headed down Hyde "suddenly placed [the] vehicle into reverse."
The vehicle "sped backwards," police say, striking the pedestrians "who were waiting at a crosswalk."
Police say that both pedestrians, as well as the driver, were transported to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Citing the ongoing investigation, police said that it was still "unclear" if the driver would face charges in the collision.
Later Wednesday, at 6:19 p.m., a second crash happened at Ocean and Delano Avenues, near the City College of San Francisco.
Details on this collision are scarce, with police saying that the 72-year-old male victim "was crossing the street when he was struck." A look on Google Maps, as you can see above, shows that the intersection has clearly marked crosswalks on all sides.
The male driver was not arrested for the collision, which police say left the victim with life-threatening injuries. According to the SFPD, the pedestrian was transported to SF General, where he remains as of Thursday morning.