Willa Henderson, Mary Henderson killed by Taxi near San Francisco Yerba Buena Center (UPDATED)
UPDATE May 24, 2022: The two women who were tragically killed in this accident were identified as Willa Henderson, 31 and Mary Henderson, 72, both from Vero Beach, Florida. Our deepest condolences go out to their family.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 23, 2022) – Two women were killed and another injured as they were walking down a sidewalk in San Francisco near the Yerba Buena Center Sunday evening, according to ABC 7.
The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near 3rd and Mission Streets when a taxicab collided with another vehicle in an intersection. The two vehicles entered the intersection at the same time, but details regarding the actual cause of the collision are unavailable at this time.
The collision caused the taxi to drive onto the sidewalk where the two women were walking. The scene caused the area to be blocked from traffic for several hours and police investigated the accident.
Officials say that drugs and alcohol were likely not involved in this accident.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Liability In San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Francisco Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of the Henderson women killed in this terrible accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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