San Francisco, CA (April 6, 2021) – An elderly pedestrian was killed after being hit by a driver in the South of Market neighborhood on Saturday, April 3.
Authorities with the San Francisco Police Department say that the 78-year-old male victim was crossing the intersection of Third Street and Folsom Street at approximately 1:00 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver, later identified as Othman Ahmedmohamed Alghazali, fled the scene.
An off-duty SFPD officer witnessed the collision and immediately rendered aid to the victim. Additional medical and law enforcement crews were dispatched, SFPD Officer Adam Lobsinger said.
The victim was transported to the hospital via ambulance but later succumbed to his life-threatening injuries.
Alghazali later returned to the scene and was identified as the suspect, Lobsinger said. He is now being charged.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in the Bay Area
In the last several years, nearly 35,000 accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways. Thousands of lives are lost every year on California’s highways, major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, local streets, and beyond. This is especially true for incidents involving pedestrians, which often cause catastrophic consequences for these vulnerable victims.
Serious pedestrian accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an all-too-common reality in California. When victims are injured in a pedestrian crash, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Oftentimes, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a California accident attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
Our team at Halavanau will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our injury attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation.
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