Car Crashes, Flips Over on South Van Ness Avenue

A vehicle crashed into a parked city vehicle on South Van Ness Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets, on Tuesday afternoon, the San Francisco Police Department said.

Police received a series of phone calls shortly before 2 p.m. about a red car crashing into a city vehicle and flipping over before landing on the pavement, said SFPD spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak.

It is unknown at this time whether there were any injuries.

Police closed off the block for an hour to produce a police report.

We will update this story as we get more information.

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  1. Dave

    With all due respect SFMTA, please slow this street down. Your policies have done so for every street on the area. What are you waiting for? It os a fact that this street is dangerous. We are not talking about small accidents..there have been many major accidents ob this street for the past year.

    Does anyone think this is getting out of hand?

  2. Anonymous

    This is the second rollover on this same block in the past few months.

  3. Dave

    There was a rollover accident on this block a couple of months back

  4. Pamela

    Is there even a speed limit on South Van Ness?! Do these peole causing so much traffic problems even driver’s license? My husband & I have had so many close calls we lost count. More traffic police & red light cameras please. It’s a mess out there.

  5. Peter

    The sensible thing for SFMTA to do is develop a master plan to bring MUNI busses to South Van Ness Avenue. This would slow down traffic and decrease congestion elsewhere – like Mission Street. It may mean a significant modification to Caesar Chavez to facilitate the busses transitioning over. Let’s stop the madness on South Van Ness shall we?

    • Dave

      That is not sensible. The buses belong on Mission St. MUNI is already using SVN as a shortcut in epic proportions. They are noisy, fast and inappropriate for this street.

      They also ran over a pedestrian on SVN not long ago.

      Their noise can be absorbed easier ob Mission St.

  6. Mark

    These are all great comments. I live on South Van Ness and have been trying to tackle this issue for years with no luck. The speed limit on all of South Van Ness is 25 MPH, but there are few signs. The vast majority of vehicles travel above the speed limit. Although well aware of the issue, the SFMTA and SFPD have done very little, basically nothing, to solve the problem. We need a critical mass of support to solve the issue. The 3 best people for everyone to contact are…

    Manito Velasco
    Transportation Engineer
    SFMTA – Division of Sustainable Streets
    1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 701-4447
    (415) 701-4737

    Bridget Smith, Manager
    Livable Streets Subdivision
    SFMTA | Municipal Transportation Agency
    Sustainable Streets Division
    1 South Van Ness, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    fax 701-4343

    Captain Robert Moser
    SFPD – Mission Station
    630 Valencia St.
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    hosts community meeting last Tues, of month 6 PM at Mission Station

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