Pedestrian Struck In First Fatality Of 2015


SAN FRANCISCO—The City of SF suffered its first pedestrian fatality of 2015, after a senior was struck and killed by a vehicle in Richmond on March 11.

Alfred Yee, of San Francisco, was walking North through Richmond’s Geary Boulevard when he was struck in the crosswalk by a van making a left turn from 26th Avenue.

Paramedics responded to the scene and rushed Yee, 87, to San Francisco General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

San Francisco aims to have zero pedestrian deaths by 2024.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and was not arrested or given any citations. A thorough investigation of the crash has will be conducted.

Per San Francisco’s Vision Zero initiative, the city is working to eliminate all pedestrian deaths by the year 2024. Last year, nearly 21 pedestrians were killed in accidents.