Pedestrian at Worst: “The top neighborhood for accidents is SoMa”

h/t Curbed San Francisco

“The top neighborhood for accidents is SoMa. Of the 5,846 incidents recorded, 614 happened South of Market. The Mission ranked second with 407, and the Tenderloin third with 376. But since these figures aren’t adjusted for the population or area of the neighborhood they might not necessarily indicate the breadth of the problem.”

Off the top of my head, I know of at least two now-former residents involved in serious accidents that occurred not far from the building.
In one, the tenant was riding their bicycle when they got hit by a bus. The tenant ended up in a wheelchair for months.
The other occurred around the corner when the resident was struck by a white van and killed.

I have “only” been in the Bay Area for 14-years, I have worked in SF for 5+ years, and, without question, I have noticed more and more aggressive drivers over the years.

Be careful, stay safe.

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