Lyft Driver Hits Elderly Woman in San Francisco Crosswalk

By NBC Bay Area Staff and Wire Services
|  Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 11:24 PM PDT
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A Lyft driver hit an elderly woman in a crosswalk Friday afternoon in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, police said. Jean Elle reports.

A Lyft driver hit an elderly woman in a crosswalk Friday afternoon in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, police said. Jean Elle reports.

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A Lyft driver hit an elderly woman in a crosswalk Friday afternoon in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, police said.

It happened around 1:30 at Jackson and Larkin, according to SFPD.

Witnesses say a woman driver hit the woman. Police say the driver is cooperating.

The pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a leg injury. Her injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

In a statement, Lyft said the safety of everyone on the road is its top priority, and the company is sorry to hear that this happened.

Lyft representatives also said the driver was carrying a passenger at the time of the crash. Lyft has since deactivated the driver.

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