A man in his late 30s to early 40s was struck by a Toyota Sienna and then bounced off another vehicle on 19th Street just west of Valencia Street shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday.
A woman who witnessed the incident told Mission Loc@l that the man was hit by a car traveling west on 19th Street. She said his body flew up into the air.
Alex Barajas was on his way to Ali Baba’s Cafe, heading east across Valencia on 19th, when he heard someone say, “Watch out, watch out.” He turned back to see what happened.
“He went flying up in the air and then came down and bounced off the other vehicle,” Barajas said of the victim. “He must have been 10 feet up in the air.”
Barajas said the victim landed on the hood of a car traveling east on 19th Street and then rolled off onto the street.
He was unsure of the make of the second car, which did not remain at the scene of the accident.
Barajas said that the victim was crossing against the light and the driver of the Sienna had the right of way. The driver said the victim ran across the street.
Pedestrians nearby surrounded the victim until emergency workers and police arrived. Some tried to talk to the victim. Others stood around him, forming a protective circle.
The victim had a large bump on his head but appeared to be conscious when he was transported to the hospital.
We will update this story as we get more information.