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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash In SF Sunset District

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One person was killed, and four were hurt in this crash on Sunset Boulevard in San Francisco. (CBS)

Scene of fatal pedestrian crash on Sunset Blvd. and Yorba St. in San Francisco, February 4, 2014. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in a crash that also injured three others along Sunset Boulevard in San Francisco’s Sunset District, according to the fire department.

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 78-year-old San Francisco resident Isaak Berenzon.

The crash happened at or near the intersection of Sunset and Yorba Street, just north of Sloat Boulevard in the city’s Sunset District around 11 a.m. according to the fire department.

The pedestrian became embedded into the windshield of an older-model red Toyota Corolla and was pronounced dead at the scene.

SFPD spokesman Albie Esparza said investigators were still trying to determine whether the impact occured in the crosswalk or otherwise. A person at the scene told KPIX 5 a witness told him the pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash.

There is a crosswalk near where Berenzon was struck with yellow-blinking lights to alert drivers of the presence of pedestrians.

The three occupants inside the vehicle all sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals, Esparza said.

There were 21 pedestrian fatalities and four bicyclists killed in San Francisco last year, the most since 2007, SFMTA officials said.

SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose said last December, the agency turned on three new traffic signals at Kirkham, Santiago and Ulloa streets along Sunset Boulevard to improve pedestrian safety.

Any witnesses were being asked to contact San Francisco Police.

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