Last week we posted about a serious pedestrian accident involving a woman who was walking with her husband in the West Portal neighborhood. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the woman has died of her injuries.
The 68-year-old woman and her husband were returning home from the Berkeley Repertory Theater when a driver hit them shortly after 9:30 p.m.
The woman suffered brain injuries from her accident and died last week. She was a longtime math teacher who devoted her life to encouraging girls to pursue educational opportunities.
Her husband says that they had a green crossing light at the time of the accident. He suffered minor personal injuries to his leg in this pedestrian accident.
“We were crossing Vicente and – I can’t reconstruct in my head what happened – next thing I knew this car was there,” the husband told reporters. “It hit my leg just as it came to a stop, and I fell and my wife was lying on the street on her back.”
This is one of many recent pedestrian accidents to occur in the San Francisco area. Local officials have begun analyzing intersections to determine whether design or light timing changes can help lower the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Teacher who helped girls dies in crash,” Will Kane, Mar. 28, 2013