Van Hits Woman with Stroller in San Francisco's Mission District

By: Brian Shields - Mon, 07 May 2012 17:09:52 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A woman pushing two twin girls in a stroller was struck by a van  as she walked along a sidewalk in San Francisco's Mission District Monday  morning, a police spokesman said.

      The accident was reported at 9:54 a.m. near Folsom and 23rd  streets, spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

      The white van, driven by an 81-year-old man, was traveling south  on Folsom Street and turned right onto westbound 23rd Street when, for an  unknown reason, the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a building near  the intersection, Andraychak said.

      The van then continued south on the sidewalk and struck a woman in  her 30s who was pushing the young twins. The force of the collision knocked  the toddlers out of the stroller, according to Andraychak.

      The van came to rest after striking a tree, which fell onto a  parked pickup truck, he said.

      The woman and two girls were taken to a hospital to be treated for  minor injuries, Andraychak said.

      The 81-year-old man was also hospitalized, and may have suffered a  medical emergency prior to the crash, Andraychak said. He was not cited or  arrested.

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