Pedestrians struck by car on Tenderloin footpath 

Two pedestrians were raced to the hospital after they were plowed down by a car Monday while walking along an inner-city footpath.

A motorist traveling south on Hyde Street is believed to have accidentally hit her gas pedal instead of the brakes as she approached the McAllister Street intersection, police Officer Samson Chan said.

The vehicle jumped a curb and struck a parking meter before mowing down a 13-year old girl and a man in his 40s a little before 5 p.m. Monday, Chan said.

The victims, who were recovering in a hospital Monday evening, were expected to survive their ordeals.

The motorist wasn’t charged with any crimes and she did not appear to have been affected by drugs or alcohol, according to Chan.

“It appears to be an accident,” he said.

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