San Francisco

79-Year-Old Woman Struck by Vehicle, Killed in San Francisco

A 79-year-old woman was killed Saturday night in San Francisco after being struck by a vehicle near Fifth and Market streets, officials said.

Police responded to the scene at about 8:50 p.m. and called paramedics, but the woman died at the scene.

The victim was identified Sunday as 79-year-old Hui Jun Yang of San Francisco, according to the San Francisco medical examiner.

The driver of the vehicle was cooperating with police and it did not appear the incident was related to drugs or alcohol, police said.

Supervisor Matt Haney said the area is very dangerous, and there are steps the city can take quickly to address it.

"This particular situation we don’t know exactly what happened yet, but we know this is a very high-injury area, and there are changes that can be made to Market Street to ensure that people are safe," Haney said. "If we had slower speeds, if we had narrower lanes, if we had traffic lights that are timed for safety, not for speed."

The area was closed to traffic for at least two hours.

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