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Crash Victims’ Families Call for Better Traffic Safety

Half of the patients seen at San Francisco General Hospital’s Trauma Center are there because they were injured in traffic collisions, according to San Franscisco’s Department of Public Health. Trauma surgeons respond to a serious traffic injury about every 17 hours. Treating such injuries costs about $35 million annually. To shed light on the trauma and cost of traffic injuries...
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Woman Hit by Car in Critical Condition, Two Shootings

A 32-year-old woman was crossing the street on Cesar Chavez Street between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 7:31 p.m. on Friday when a man in his 50s driving a car struck her and knocked her to the ground. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was transported to the hospital in life threatening condition. The driver was not arrested. Driver of SFPD...
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Two Cars Flip Over in Mission Within Half-Hour

UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when...
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Intersection Flooded After Car Rams Fire Hydrant Following a Collision

A car hit and dislodged a fire hydrant at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue after it collided with a car being used as an Uber just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, causing minor injuries and sending a geyser of water shooting skyward. “It sounded like a Transformers movie,” said 16-year-old Julian Garcia, who lives on the block and said he heard...
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Motorcyclist Arrested for Crashing Into Girl Charged with DUI

A motorcyclist who allegedly hit an eight-year-old girl on 25th and Folsom Streets the afternoon of June 4 was booked on charges of a felony DUI, felony hit and run, felony reckless driving and four traffic infractions. The victim, previously reported to be nine years old, was transported to the hospital with a life-threatening head injury after a motorcyclist ran through a stop sign and...
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9-Year-Old Hit by Motorcycle In Life-Threatening Condition, Shooting on Bartlett Injures 2

A nine-year-old girl was transported to the hospital with a life-threatening head injury after a motorcycle heading northbound on Folsom Street ran through a stop sign and struck her at the intersection of 25th and Folsom streets, police report. The 49-year-old motorcyclist stayed on the scene of the incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon at 4:22 p.m, and was arrested. Shooting...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

More Criticism of Mission Street’s “Red Carpet”

A business owner lambasted the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority’s Board of Directors on Tuesday, saying traffic changes along Mission Street have cost her business and threatening closures. Neighborhood residents at the meeting called the changes a form of violence.   The changes include transit-only lanes and many left turn turn restrictions, plus forced right turns at certain intersections. Eden...
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Car Flipped Over, One Injured in SF Mission

A car was flipped over onto its side at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday morning after two cars collided at the corner of 23rd and Mission streets when one of them ran a red light. One occupant of one of the vehicles was injured and taken to the hospital, but it was unclear which car the injured occupant was in. A black Toyota...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

City May Revise Changes to Mission Street Amid Backlash

As the city rolls out changes  — and a red carpet for buses — along Mission Street, negative feedback has flooded the office of Supervisor David Campos and may prompt the transit agency to put the brakes on some of its plans. “Most people working by, living on, and driving down Mission Street will tell you that the new transit-only...
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Crash Kills Driver on Mission Street

Police report a 51-year-old man was killed on Saturday, April 9, at 9:39 p.m. when his vehicle was traveling southbound on Mission but pulled into oncoming traffic. The crash, police report, was possibly due to the driver having a medical emergency. The collision occurred on Mission Street between 18th and 19th streets. No other injuries were reported as a result...
The scene of a fatal collision on Guerrero Street. Photo by Lisette Mejia

Two Traffic Collisions, One Fatal, in SF Mission

Update: The victim of the fatal car crash has been identified as San Francisco resident Stanley Tickens by the Medical Examiner’s Office. Police report a 63-year-old man was killed and a woman in her 40s suffered serious injuries in a car crash on 18th and Guerrero streets Sunday evening. At 4:39 p.m., the man was reportedly driving northbound on Guerrero Street...
SFMTA has removed several bus stops along Mission Street to replace them with parking and make the buses run faster. Photo by Laura Wenus

Commuters Voice Mixed Feelings About Mission St. Changes

San Francisco’s Mission Street is undergoing significant transformation in the coming months, but there is skepticism among drivers and bus riders that the changes will be for the better. As of last Friday, several bus stops along the corridor including those at 15th, 19th, 21st and 23rd streets had vanished. The city will now begin turning one of the lanes...
A Bay Area Bike Share staff member explains the program. Photo by Aria Killough-Miller

Neighbors Discuss Bike Share Program’s Expansion to SF Mission

Cyclist hopefuls and other interested parties bent thoughtfully over maps last Thursday night, placing stickers on potential locations for new bicycle sharing stations. Bay Area Bike Share is planning an expansion to new locations throughout San Francisco and held a meeting at the Mission Neighborhood Centers to explain its program and get feedback. Residents and visitors can currently sign up...
Bill Davey balances on his hoverboard at 19th and Mission streets. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Hoverboards Merge Uneasily onto SF’s Streets

Once El Niño subsides, “hoverboards” are expected to swerve onto the Mission’s streets and some fear that neither pedestrians, nor cyclists nor government regulations are quite ready for the new traffic from the motor-powered devices that resemble a handle-free mini-Segway. A new state law that went into effect on January 1 requires the self-balancing electric scooters to use bike lanes,...
A newly installed raised crosswalk on Adair Street. Image courtesy of SFMTA

Traffic Calming Measures Near School Deemed Successful

A study of traffic data around Marshall Elementary declared the city’s first “home zone,” established there in 2014 to calm traffic, a resounding success. “This home zone project is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when streets are designed to be family-friendly. Not only was the most dangerous driving behavior addressed — speed — but walking, wheelchair rolling...