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Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man riding a scooter through the intersection of 16th and Bryant on Tuesday at around 7:22 p.m., according to Chief Bill Scott, who detailed the incident at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting.

The scooter rider — identified as Jeremy Ingram, 45, of San Francisco — was traveling eastbound on 16th Street through a crosswalk against a red light, when the driver struck Ingram while driving a vehicle southbound into the intersection on a green light. 

As the driver fled the scene, witnesses “pursued” the driver to the 900 block of Kansas Street, where the driver and the vehicle’s other occupants abandoned the car and fled on foot. Scott said investigators have “very good leads” on the owners of the vehicle. 

Only around 30 minutes before the Mission incident, Scott said, another man was struck and killed by a vehicle at 38th Avenue and Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District. The man, 68-year-old Lawrence Holman of San Francisco, was crossing the street when a driver of a vehicle traveling west on Geary struck Holman as it approached 38th. 

The driver remained at the scene, and no alcohol was apparently involved, Scott said. 

“It was a very bad night [Tuesday] in terms of traffic collisions,” the chief said.

Julian Mark

Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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3 Comments

  1. In other civilized countries whenever a traffic collision occurs that results in death they study what happened and make changes so it never happens again. In the US we just shrug and let it happen everyday. RIP

  2. The pedestrian killed on 38th and Geary is my brother. Geary street is extremely dangerous and something needs to be done.

  3. I have worked as a bus driver for 24 years in San Francisco. I’m a native, too. The population increase of people and cars is part of the problem….

    Most years we have a count about 40-45 of fatal pedestrian deaths in San Francisco.
    This year it is ten.
    Geary Street is a corridor that needs a different approach for pedestrians. Perhaps light switches to hit before crossing, just as in El Camino Real in Millbrae. Traffic has time to stop while the pedestrian waits a minute or two. The pedestrian doesn’t have to figure out himself when it will be safe to cross. If he ventures out without using the button, that’s a decision he makes.

    This way, traffic doesn’t have to stop unless that button is hit. Depending on the cars to see a pedestrian is the problem. Pedestrians have been taught here to believe that they have the right of way. Yes they do. But cars don’t see them on fast-moving corridors, true anywhere in the world. Most countries teach their citizens as children to be afraid when crossing the street no matter what. Our teaching makes them relaxed, until alas another fatality hits.
    Flashing lights should also light up the crosswalk as well as overhead lights. Pedestrians could be issued tickets for disobeying the traffic rules as well. It happens in Europe. People are careful. They wait for the light there. Here!! No!

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