SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An elderly pedestrian was struck and killed by a car traveling in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood Saturday afternoon, police said.

The collision was reported at 4:35 p.m. at 19th Avenue and Quintara Street.

Police said a blue Toyota sedan was being driven south on 19th Avenue when the vehicle hit the pedestrian, a woman who died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota stopped and cooperated with investigators.

Southbound 19th Avenue is closed between Pacheco and Santiago streets as police investigate the collision.

Police said to expect traffic delays in the area.

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  1. Trevor Frith says:

    We must all care about these types of tragic crashes but we must also ask, would the Google car have stopped in time? What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter, perhaps in an even shorter distance than the Google car. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer (But girly!) left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), inefficient (poor reaction time and stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic transmission cars. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431. NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in right foot braking on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?