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Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Being Struck By Lyft Vehicle In SF’s Nob Hill

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A woman was struck by a Lyft ridesharing car in San Francisco's Nob Hill on January 17, 2014. (CBS)

A woman was struck by a Lyft ridesharing car in San Francisco’s Nob Hill on January 17, 2014. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco Fire Department confirmed another pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon in the city’s Nob Hill neighborhood. A spokeswoman for the rideshare service company Lyft said the driver was working for them and was carrying a passenger at the time.

San Francisco police are investigating the incident that occurred near the corner of Larkin and Jackson Streets where an elderly woman was struck. Sgt. Eric O’Neal said the collision was reported at 1:23 p.m.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for a leg injury. O’Neal said her injuries are not considered life threatening.

SFPD initially said in a statement that a preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle had a green signal light and made right turn northbound onto Larkin when the pedestrian, who was walking in the crosswalk on Larkin, was struck. That was followed by a correction statement saying there is no traffic light at that intersection. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with police.

There were 21 fatal crashes involving pedestrians and vehicles in San Francisco in 2013. Police Chief Greg Suhr and other officials vowed earlier this week to crack down on drivers and pedestrians not following the rules of the road.

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