SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Since New Year’s Eve, three pedestrians have been fatally struck by vehicles on San Francisco streets. The rise in deaths has prompted the mayor and police chief to take action to make streets safer.
The latest fatality occurred Tuesday evening when a 38-year-old man dashed across busy Van Ness Avenue next to City Hall on a red light and was hit by a motorist. It was the sixth pedestrian death in less than a month.
Mayor Ed Lee said the problem has his full attention. “I’ve got no less than three proposals on my desk right now that I’m reviewing this afternoon [Wednesday] with the police chief and the fire chief on culturally competent campaigns that we can do right now,” he said.