Car Strikes San Francisco Man at Marin and Ordway Crosswalk

The man suffered some head and body injuries but is in stable condition.

A man was hit by a vehicle at the crosswalk on Marin Avenue and Ordway Street Tuesday night.

About 8:15 p.m., the 35-year-old pedestrian from San Francisco was struck by a 63-year-old Berkeley woman driving her Volkswagen Passat, according to Albany Police Sgt. Tom Dolter.

Dolter said the pedestrian suffered some injuries to the head and body and was transported to Highland Hospital. He was listed in stable condition this morning.

"It looks like the pedestrian was in the crosswalk and was hit by the driver in the car," he said.

The case is still being investigated.

D. Mehrten February 22, 2013 at 06:34 PM
In case you are thinking I'm an overly cautious little old lady from Pasadena, I submit my credentials--30 consecutive safe driving awards from the National Safety Council for my years as a professional driver with a Federal agency.
Rita Wilson February 24, 2013 at 11:13 PM
This is a good reminder about EVERY intersection being a crosswalk. Thank you, Ms. Mehrten.
Robert Smith February 27, 2013 at 05:13 PM
A hand raised, simulating a rock about to be thrown at the driver's windshield, always stops the car. Walking with a mini flashlight on your keychain is worth great dividends.
Julie Graves March 01, 2013 at 12:35 AM
We returned from vacation to find out about this injury at our corner--so sorry for this pedestrian, and even for the driver too who must be shocked and chagrined. This intersection is clearly dangerous, with fast traffic especially downhill on Marin which is a curved wide street, so neither peds nor drivers can see each other. Living on this block for over 20 years, we are well aware of the dangers of both Ordway/Solano and Ordway/Marin intersections, for both cars and pedestrians: the Marin/Ordway intersection is abnormally wide, with a shallow angle turn onto Ordway that cars really rip around fast. The Solano/Ordway intersection has parked cars and a downslope to the south that makes it especially hard for drivers to see pedestrians in the Ordway crosswalk.As mentioned by others, we too habitually cross in Ordway in mid block so at least we can see the cars coming along, often all too fast since Ordway is anomalously wide at this block. Drivers in a hurry seem to use Ordway as a fast thoroughfare since it has no traffic light at either end and is so wide! Hopefully this unfortunate event will stir the city to action to make these intersections safer.
tr March 02, 2013 at 02:07 AM
mini flashlight, reflective clothing, even lighting up your cellphone may get the attention of a speeding driver. i had one yell out "great idea!" when i lit up my light. i'm sure that nobody drives with intention of hitting a pedestrian, but we have become a society with no patience resulting in rudeness and unsafe practices. i would not encourage the mock throwing of an object as it may result in an out of control swerv.


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