Pedestrian killed by car in SF Sunset District


A man was struck and killed by a car as he crossed a busy thoroughfare in San Francisco’s Sunset District this morning, a police spokesman said.

The collision happened shortly before 11 a.m. The man was walking west across Sunset Boulevard near Yorba Street when he was hit by a southbound Toyota Corolla, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The man went through the car’s windshield and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three women who were inside the car were injured and were taken to a hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, Esparza said.

As of noon, southbound Sunset Boulevard was cordoned off as police continued to investigate the collision. The front of the red Toyota was covered with a yellow tarp.

There is a crosswalk at that intersection that has blinking yellow lights to alert drivers of the presence of pedestrians, but Esparza said he did not know whether the man was walking in the crosswalk when he was hit.

There was a pair of smashed eyeglasses in the street just south of the crosswalk, but police said they don’t yet know if those glasses belonged to the pedestrian.

The deadly collision occurred as a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency meeting on pedestrian and bicyclist safety was under way in another part of town.

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