From the San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 28:

S.F. crash badly injures person in wheelchair
SAN FRANCISCO — A person in a wheelchair suffered life-threatening injuries today after being hit by a pickup truck in a South of Market intersection, San Francisco police said.

The victim was crossing Harrison Street on Seventh Street in a crosswalk at about 7 a.m. when the light for oncoming traffic turned green, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.

Most cars on Harrison waited for the wheelchair to cross, but the driver of a Toyota pickup truck pulled forward and struck the victim, who was in the closest crosswalk, police said.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with police, Esparza said. The police spokesman had no information about the victim.

People in a crosswalk have the right-of-way even when the light for cross-traffic turns green, Esparza noted.

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