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Second Pedestrian Makes Fifth Critical Motor Vehicle Accident

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

It's been a horribly a tragic week here in San Francisco and it's only Wednesday.

A pedestrian was critically injured early this morning after a hit-and-run accident. Police say the 39-year-old man was crossing Market Street when he was hit by a vehicle, then left bleeding in the street after the car sped off.

Authorities know the vehicle went north on Sanchez Street but could not give a good description of it. Police are seeking any tips the public can provide as they continue their investigation. The victim is clinging to life while suffering from critical head injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

Another pedestrian, a 38-year-old man, was struck and killed by a taxi driver who ran a red light last weekend. The District Attorney's Office is determining whether or not to press charges against the taxi driver in that case.

The weekend also witnessed the death of a 28-year-old woman who died from injuries sustained during a car accident on Highway 280 Friday night; the death of an unidentified man who was struck and killed by a BART train on Saturday; a 38-year-old man involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday is fighting for his life; and a 17-year-old boy on a motorcycle was killed after his bike collided with an SUV.

Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases like the ones discussed in this article. The victims and survivors in these accidents deserve compensation for their pain, suffering, medical and funeral costs. For more information, please visit our San Francisco pedestrian accidents web page.

Source:, "Pedestrian Clinging to Life After Hit-and-Run Accident," Erin Sherbert, Aug. 15, 2012

Source:, "Slew of Weekend Accidents Kills Four," Erin Sherbert, Aug. 13, 2012