Man struck by car in Marina district, seriously injured 

UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department announced that the man struck by a car was seriously injured in the accident and not killed in the crash as originally reported. He is on life support.

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured and on life support after being struck by a car in the Marina district early Wednesday, police said.

The vehicle was traveling on Pierce Street when it struck the pedestrian at the intersection of Lombard Street around 1:20 a.m., spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, told police he did not see the victim before the accident, Dangerfield said. The driver did not appear to be intoxicated, he said.

The case is being investigated by the hit and run detail, police said.

Further information was not immediately available.

Pedestrian deaths comprise more than half of all traffic fatalities in San Francisco, a rate more than four times the national average, according to a study by Transportation For America, a national coalition of transit and planning groups.

Between 2000 and 2009, 220 San Francisco pedestrians were killed in a traffic accident.

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