SF: Boy struck by car in Tenderloin

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

A boy was hospitalized after being hit by a car in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said.

The collision occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Leavenworth and O’Farrell streets. The boy’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Shyy said.

The incident occurred a day after a gruesome pedestrian death in the city’s Sunset District and only about five hours after another pedestrian was struck and critically injured near City Hall.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said Wednesday that his department has been stepping up traffic enforcement citywide, with traffic citations up 43 percent in January compared to a year ago.

Pedestrian advocates have called for measures including safety improvements to various intersections around the city. There were 21 pedestrian deaths in San Francisco last year — the most since 2007.

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