Multiple vehicle-pedestrian accidents over the week leave two dead 

click to enlarge On Sunday a 17-year-old boy riding a dirt bike was killed when he collided with an SUV in Silver Terrace. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • On Sunday a 17-year-old boy riding a dirt bike was killed when he collided with an SUV in Silver Terrace.

A pedestrian was struck head-on while crossing at Market and Church streets Wednesday, police said, and the driver fled the scene and left him for dead.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, suffered a life-threatening head injury after a dark-colored sedan struck him on Market Street just after midnight, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. The sedan was last seen driving north on Sanchez Street, Shyy said.

Witnesses came to the unidentified victim’s aid, and police received multiple calls about the accident.

The incident followed two fatal crashes last weekend.

On Saturday, Edmund Capalla, 38, reportedly was killed while legally walking in a crosswalk in the Tenderloin. A taxicab that ran a red light was reportedly struck by an oncoming car, causing the cabdriver to spin out of control and strike Capalla.

“What happens now?” Capalla’s cousin told The San Francisco Examiner anonymously. “Who should be liable for this?”

The cabdriver has not been arrested, but an investigation is ongoing.

Then on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy riding a dirt bike was killed when he collided with an SUV in Silver Terrace.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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