Vehicle hits, critcially injures pedestrian, disrupting traffic in Richmond district 

click to enlarge Portions of Park Presidio Boulevard were closed Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck and critically injured a pedestrian. (Getty Images file photo) - PORTIONS OF PARK PRESIDIO BOULEVARD WERE CLOSED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A VEHICLE STRUCK AND CRITICALLY INJURED A PEDESTRIAN. (GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)
  • Portions of Park Presidio Boulevard were closed Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck and critically injured a pedestrian. (Getty Images file photo)
  • Portions of Park Presidio Boulevard were closed Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck and critically injured a pedestrian. (Getty Images file photo)

Portions of Park Presidio Boulevard, a major north-south corridor through San Francisco, were closed Tuesday afternoon after an SUV struck and critically injured a pedestrian.

An elderly driver reportedly “wasn’t paying attention” when he struck a woman in the crosswalk at the intersection of Park Presidio and Anza Street around 2:30 p.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Officer Eric Chaing said the 92-year-old driver in an SUV was attempting to make a left turn from Anza Boulevard to Park Presidio to head south when he struck the pedestrian. The woman, estimated to be in her 50s, was in a crosswalk.

The woman has life-threatening injuries, Chaing said.

The heavily trafficked roadway is Park Presidio Boulevard north of Golden Gate Park and 19th Avenue to the south. Southbound lanes in the Richmond District were being affected by the crash.

The incident is still under investigation, according to Chaing. The driver is being cooperative with police.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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