SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car in San Francisco’s Marina District early Wednesday morning, police said.

He was the second pedestrian seriously injured in an accident in the city within a seven-hour period.

The 22-year-old man was struck at Lombard and Pierce streets at about 1:20 a.m., police said.

Police originally reported that the man died, but Lt. Troy Dangerfield later clarified that he remained on life support, although he was not expected to survive his injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene, and told police he did not see the pedestrian before the collision.

The accident came just hours after a woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car while crossing a street in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Tuesday evening, police said.

The 33-year-old woman was struck shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Andover Street.

She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for her injuries, which were considered life-threatening, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

That driver also stopped at the scene and cooperated with police, Esparza said.

A national study that was just released Tuesday cited the greater San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area and the South Bay as two of the most deadly parts of the country.

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Comments (16)
  1. Jeff says:

    Why is the “Hit and Run” detail investigating, when the driver did NOT run? It clearly says the driver TOLD officers that he did not see the pedestrian. These stories are written horribly.

    1. Sally Halkickass says:

      You’re an idiot, he sped off before being stopped.

      1. dt says:

        no you’re an idiot. nowhere in the story does it say the driver sped off.

  2. dave says:

    he hit em and runnith over em.

  3. MikeStone says:

    The hit & run detail responds to any fatal traffic accident scene, and yes, Jeff is an idiot.

  4. Nate says:

    Doesn’t Pierce Street run North/South?

    1. rs says:

      yes and lombard runs east/west therefor they intersect.

  5. Roni says:

    Jeff may be an idiot, but nowhere did it say he sped off. Sally & Jeff are dumb, Nate is a refreshing truth bomb dropped on all our lives.

  6. joe says:

    Hopefully the Stow family will share some of its riches with this poor genetleman that was also not at fault and now suffers life threatening injuries. Their are thousands of these cases across the country we live in were people are just going about their business and suddenly find themselves in a bad situation, were there life has been altered forever.

    1. Collette says:

      Pedestrians in SF does not understand traffic light laws: they walk in front your car regardless. It’s terrible the person died.

  7. Christian F Gutierrez says:

    I wonder how we can be careful out on the streets now and days!

    1. Bloodhounds says:

      You can be careful as a driver and a pedestrian, it’s just everybody else you have to watch out for!

  8. Sampson Mar says:

    This is a bigger tragedy than has been reported. This young man just graduated from the University of San Francisco on Friday, 5/24/11, and had a promising future. I know because my son, who also just graduated, was his classmate and friend. My deepest sympathies and condolences to his parents and the USF family.

    1. Ann says:

      Our son told us about this tragedy this weekend. He attended sixth grade with him at Washington Middle School in Seattle and had been his friend since then. So sad to lose such a young life at any time, but especially when life was just waiting to open for him. Our heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.

  9. IMTreble says:

    Wait a minute! Where is the details about this accident? Why don’t they give out the actual facts related to whether the pedestrian was in cross walk, was he on a green or red light? Was he jaywalking? At 1:20 am in the marina I’ll tell you most pedestrians are drunk and often just walk right in front of on coming traffic! This is a true tradegy for both parties…. it is very sad such a young life has been destroyed but it is just as sad for the driver of the vehicle as this will tramatise him forever! If they would print facts maybe people would think before walking on red or riding bike w/o light at night ! Everyone needs to work together to make sts safe!

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