San Francisco Police brought a female e-scooter rider to the hospital on January 13, 2020, after a major collision in the Embarcadero.
According to the latest reports, this crash happened before 3:30PM on Bay Street. Apparently, the e-scooter rider collided with a cement truck that was working at the intersection.
First-responders say the crash victim sustained serious injuries from this accident. As of today, she remains under intensive care in an area hospital.
Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what caused this crash. Anyone with further info should call San Francisco Police at (415) 553-0123.
This isn’t the first time someone riding a micro-mobility device was struck in the Embarcadero. In 2018, for instance, a car driver fatally struck a man on a pedicab device. The Vision Zero SF safety organization also lists the Embarcadero as one of the worst areas for traffic collisions in the city.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has long known about the road safety issues in the Embarcadero area. In fact, the agency is now working on a major public works campaign called the Embarcadero Enhancement Project.
According to the latest designs, this enhancement project will extend between Townsend Street and North Point Street. A few proposed safety enhancements include a barrier-protected bike lane along the water and a pedestrians-only promenade.
Currently, the Embarcadero Enhancement Project remains in the early phases of development. Although they don’t know when it will be finished, members of the SFMTA say they are optimistic about the project and hope to share further details in 2020.
For more specifics on the Embarcadero Enhancement Project, you can visit this official portal put together by the SFMTA.