Three pedestrians killed after driver crashes into bus shelter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A fatal vehicle collision led to the deaths of three pedestrians, including one child, in San Francisco over the weekend, as reported by local authorities. The tragic event unfolded in the West Portal neighborhood on Saturday afternoon when a driver rammed into a bus shelter, according to a statement from the San Francisco Police Department on its social media platform.

Called to the scene around 12:13 p.m., officers discovered multiple individuals suffering from injuries. Despite timely first-aid attempts, two victims, including a child, could not be saved and were pronounced dead at the site of the accident, sources from ABC News and the Associated Press confirmed.

Three additional injured individuals, including the driver of the white Mercedes SUV implicated in the accident, were transported to a nearby hospital, as per a report from local news outlet, the San Francisco Chronicle.

On Sunday, police announced via social media that a third victim, an adult female, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. They also highlighted the grave condition of an infant who had severe, life-threatening injuries.
The authorities reported that the vehicle was moving eastbound on Ulloa Street when it crashed into a bus stop that was located at the intersection of Ulloa Street and Lenox Way.

In an empathetic note, authorities expressed their deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and first responders. The cause of the crash is yet to be identified. Investigators have preliminarily ruled out a traffic engineering issue as a contributing factor, and the investigation is still ongoing.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed made a visit to the crash site on Saturday and shared his thoughts on social media, expressing his grief over the tragedy and solidarity with the injured victims and their families.