A woman was hospitalized after an early morning SOMA car accident according to ABC-7 San Francisco. Authorities say that the accident happened at Ninth and Brannan Streets around 6 a.m. last Tuesday. San Francisco police officer Gordon Shyy told reports that a tow truck smacked into a pickup truck at the intersection. It is unclear which driver ran the light.
The woman was a passenger in the pickup truck. Authorities say that she had to be extricated from the pickup before being rushed to a nearby hospital. The tow truck driver managed to escape his vehicle through the passenger’s side door. Both the pickup driver and the tow truck driver were treated at the scene, but the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Another recent SOMA crash took the life of a 44-year-old pedestrian recently. That accident happened Jan. 22 around 5:45 p.m. San Francisco’s Streetsblog reports that the woman worked at an ad firm as an accountant and was likely walking home when she was run over.
That accident was the second pedestrian fatality of the year. The executive director of Walk SF said that walking home from work “should not be a life-threatening activity, especially in San Francisco.”
Source: KGO-TV, “Woman taken to hospital after SOMA crash,” Jan. 29, 2013