Correction and updates, Jan. 11, 1:37 p.m.:
A 2019 Dodge Ram Towmaster was traveling south on Valencia Street when it turned left onto 16th Street and struck the pedestrian, who later died from her injuries, according to preliminary information from SFPD obtained by Mission Local.
Update, Jan. 11, 10:40 a.m.: The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the woman who died as Wan Mei Tan, age 64, of San Francisco. The office added that it has notified her next of kin.
Update, Jan. 11, 12:43 a.m.: Police at the scene had rendered aid to the pedestrian and called for medics, but the woman was declared deceased after succumbing to her injuries, according to the SFPD.
Police said that impairment from drugs or alcohol does not seem to be a factor, so far, in the investigation.
Original story on Jan. 10, 7:54 p.m. (updated for accuracy):
A 64-year-old woman was struck by a driver in a crosswalk at 16th and Valencia streets this evening, according to Officer Gian Tozzini, one of numerous police officers at the scene.
Tozzini said he was told that the woman suffered life-threatening injuries, and she was taken to San Francisco General Hospital by an ambulance with the lights on and the sirens blaring.
Police responded to the call at 5:51 p.m. and found that the driver struck the woman at the eastern intersection of the crosswalk while making a left turn, southbound to eastbound, according to preliminary information from SFPD obtained by Mission Local.
The driver’s turn was legal, and he remained at the scene, Tozzini said.
The woman “may have fallen in the crosswalk prior to being struck — we’re trying to determine that,” Tozzini said around 7 p.m. “We’re still investigating.”
In the meantime, officers have taped off the eastern section of 16th Street, between Valencia Street and Julian Avenue.
As of about 7 p.m, there was no ETA for when the street would be reopened; it could be a couple of hours, Tozzini said.
This is a developing story and may be updated.
“Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous,” police said.
Correction: The original article cited an officer at the scene who stated that the driver turned from south to east, which would require a right turn. New information indicates that it appears this was incorrect. It has been fixed.