SAN FRANCISCO—A tourist visiting from New Zealand was struck and killed on Monday, August 1 when a motorcyclist hit two pedestrians near Union Square.
On Monday, at approximately 4:08 p.m., the San Francisco Police Department received a report that there was an accident at Stockton and Geary Streets, at an intersection near Union Square. The pedestrians were struck at a stoplight while walking in a crosswalk at Stockton Street.
The deceased was identified by the medical examiner’s office as William Tims, 60, from Hastings, New Zealand. He suffered head trauma from the accident and died from his injuries on the scene.
The other victim has been identified at as a 53-year-old woman. She suffered from serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. She has been listed in stable condition as of Tuesday morning, a SFPD spokesperson told San Francisco News. The name of the female victim has not been disclosed to the public.
The motorcyclist, a 32-year-old man, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. There was no suspicion he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the SFPD. The name of the motorcyclist has not yet been disclosed.
A SFPD spokesperson declined to give details regarding whether or not the motorcyclist was cited or arrested and who had the right of way prior to the collision.
There is no known relationship between the two victims yet. No other information was immediately available.