SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, August 11, a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood, CBS San Francisco first reported.
The San Francisco Police Department reported that officers responded to a report at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Gough Street at around 7 a.m. Officers tried to resuscitate the victim, an unnamed 50-year old man, but he was declared dead at the scene.
Officers indicated that the driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
The driver has been identified as 26-year-old San Francisco resident Raja Whitfield. After the incident, Whitfield was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has been booked into the San Francisco County Jail and faces charges of manslaughter, reckless driving, speeding, and entering a crosswalk on a red signal, according to the police report. The police report has determined that impairment was not a factor.
Officers reported that yesterday’s fatality marked the 7th pedestrian death as a result of a traffic collision this year. The SFPD has reminded drivers that they must share the road and obey traffic laws.
The San Francisco Police Department has asked anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the SFPD Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Line at 1 415 575 444, or text “SFPD” to TIP411.