Pedestrian Struck By Car on Crescent Avenue

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A pedestrian was struck by a car yesterday on Crescent Avenue in South Bernal. Daniel Montes from SF Bay reports:

Around 8:10 a.m., officers responded to a report of a crash at Crescent Avenue and Andover Street, police said.

There, officers learned the victim, a 62-year-old man, had run into the crosswalk on Andover Street in order to catch a bus, according to police.

At the same time, a 38-year-old man was driving and came to a stop at Andover Street and Crescent Avenue. He then proceeded through the intersection, where he struck the victim, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to his head and pelvis. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

6 thoughts on “Pedestrian Struck By Car on Crescent Avenue

  1. just awful. Almost every driver blows through that intersection without stopping and when there’s a bus, cars and trucks will just go around the bus. It sounds as though this driver actually did come to a stop, though. The city could make up their budget deficit if they did two weeks worth of ticket issuing there.

  2. this is terrifying. it’s steps from my home and I have a 3.5 yr old and other members of family and au pair who cross here daily. I hope the victim is ok recovers quickly.

  3. I’ll bet the driver has a car like mine (Nissan Leaf) with the teardrop shape. The Prius has the same shape. There is a serious design flaw, a blind spot on either side that is exactly where a pedestrian starts to cross. The blind spot moves with you and the pedestrian as you move into the intersection after stopping and the ped moves into the street. You don’t see them till the last moment. Even though I know about this and try to look around the blind spot, sometimes I still miss someone. Be careful everyone, drive slowly!

  4. So sorry to hear about a person being injured. I live on Moultrie &I have to be very careful when crossing Crescent. Being elderly & having to walk slowly with a cane,I’ll signal cars to go on ahead of me. I’m no longer in a hurry. Those days are gone. I hope that injured man will recover quickly.

  5. On the other hand, I go through that intersection on a nearly daily basis, and almost never see anybody blow through it, and I’m always fully stopped with time to observe. It doesn’t even seem to be populated with the ubiquitous cell-phone-coma pedestrians ambling blindly along the crosswalks in other parts of town. Hope everybody involved in this comes out very well and happy.

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