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SF Leaders Honor Traffic Collision Victims With Memorial Walk

San Francisco City leaders will join survivors of traffic collisions and loved ones of victims killed in traffic collisions on Sunday for a memorial walk.

The walk is in honor of the city's fifth annual World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims and is being organized by pedestrian advocacy group Walk San Francisco and San Francisco Bay Area families for Safe Streets.

Recent incidents that left pedestrians injured, some killed, after being struck by vehicles in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood have prompted a supervisor to call for car-free streets in the area. Christie Smith reports.

The event is set to start at 3 p.m. with a rally outside City Hall in which speakers like Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Interim Director Tom Maguire, and Supervisors Norman Yee, Rafael Mandelman and Matt Haney will take the stage, among others.

Afterward, at 3:45 p.m., the 1.25-mile memorial walk will commence, taking participants through the city's Tenderloin neighborhood, passing through a handful of fatal crash sites.

Two pedestrians were struck and one died Sunday after a Tesla Model 3 ran a red light and was clipped by another car in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, according to the police department. Sam Brock reports.

The walk will culminate at 4:30 p.m. with a gathering at the Tenderloin Museum at 398 Eddy Street.

Walk San Francisco officials are calling on city leaders to address traffic safety, including finding ways to get drivers to reduce speeds on city streets.

A suspect is in custody after police say the used a stolen vehicle in multiple hit-and-run collisions Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. Jean Elle reports.

This year alone, 26 people have been killed in traffic-related collisions throughout the city.

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