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Garbage Truck Hits Pedestrians In San Francisco Crosswalk

SAN FRANCISO (KCBS)—Two people, including a young girl, were injured Wednesday morning after being struck a garbage truck along San Francisco’s waterfront, police said.

Two grandparents with young children were walking in the crosswalk at Embarcadero at 7:30 a.m. at Broadway Street when a Recology garbage truck stuck the woman and a seven- year-old old girl.

Police said both were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, but the girl was seriously hurt as her legs were crushed underneath the garbage truck’s wheels.

“The garbage truck was turning southbound on the Embarcadero from Broadway, apparently didn’t see the pedestrians,” Sgt. Marco Brockton, from SFPD, said.

A witness told KCBS that it appeared the garbage truck’s driver appeared to be at fault.

Police had the eastbound Broadway Street lane closed between Davis Street and the Embarcadero.

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