One of you always fantastic readers sent in photos about a fatal accident involving what appears to be an adult female pedestrian and a UCSF shuttle at the corner of Geary & Leavenworth. Facts are sparse at the moment, but here is a bit more detail in this shot from ground level. While there are far, far too many pedestrian fatalities in San Francisco (apparently over a dozen a year, and they cost an average of $3.5 million each to the city), this stretch of Leavenworth seems to see a disproportionate share with recent accidents from O’Farrell up to Sutter in the last couple years.
> Update 14:30pm
Allegedly, the UCSF shuttle driver attempted to overtake a person turning left who was waiting for a pedestrian which is why he/she hit the pedestrian.
> Update 16:30pm
Based on surveillance video from Star Market Liquor and Deli at the opposite corner, it appears that a 65-year-old woman was in the crosswalk on Geary and Leavenworth and clearly had the right-of-way when the driver of a UCSF shuttle bus loaded with passengers struck and killed her. Also, the owner of Star Market told KTVU that the shuttle driver strangely backed up after the first impact, running over the woman a second time and so she died on the spot.