Woman hit on Sunset Boulevard expected to live

A pedestrian was hit by a car at Sunset Boulevard and Yorba Street in the same location where a man was hit and killed in February.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a car hit a woman crossing the street. The pedestrian is expected to live, but she was badly hurt with scrapes on her face and possibly a broken shoulder.

"A pedestrian was trying to make it to a bus. I don't know if she started walking. I haven't talked to her yet, but apparently when she was struck by the car, she was running to catch a bus on the other side of the street," said San Francisco Police Officer Gian Tozzini.

For Tozzini, this was the third pedestrian accident since 2013; the worst of them being on Feb 4, 2014. That's when a car, driven by a 72-year-old woman, hit and killed another pedestrian, Isaac Berenzon. So appears to be a pattern.

Tozzini thinks some of the problems could be attributed to "cars not slowing down for pedestrians. A combination of speed. Not seeing the lights. Cars not paying attention."
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