SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An elderly woman who was fatally struck by a concrete truck in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood on Thursday afternoon has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 90-year-old Mildred Lusardi.
The collision was reported at 3:11 p.m. Thursday near California and Fillmore streets.
Lusardi, a San Francisco resident, had apparently tried to go around the truck but was struck and suffered major injuries. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The truck’s driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators, Esparza said.
The death is the fourth involving a pedestrian in San Francisco so far in 2014. There were 21 such deaths in the city last year, the highest number since 2007.
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