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Car accidents involving speed often end with fatality

Most California city streets are busy places, with various types of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists vying for space. Presumably, everyone hopes to move about the urban landscape safely, but in order to do so, each person must consistently follow the rules of the road. In particular, people operating motor vehicles should pay attention to their speed when driving in a busy area, as car accidents can easily happen when a driver treats a city street as if it were a highway. This seems to be what happened recently when a woman blew through a red light, killing a pedestrian and seriously injuring his wife.

The incident happened on a Sunday afternoon at an intersection in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. A 21-year-old woman driving a rental car allegedly ran through a red light, collided with another vehicle that had the right of way, and crashed into a couple in a crosswalk. Tragically, the incident left a 39-year-old man dead and his wife in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the driver has been arrested and faces one count of vehicular manslaughter and one count of running a red light. Reportedly, this is the second fatal pedestrian accident in less than one week in the same area. As a result, a local organization advocating for pedestrians plans to address the crisis by pushing the city to implement increased safety measures aimed to prevent future fatalities on city streets.

Some people fail to maintain a safe speed when driving in an area where obstacles are everywhere and the potential for car accidents is high. Unfortunately, the old adage "speed kills" has been proven true time and time again. Of course, losing loved ones or watching them endure severe injury is very difficult for family members regardless of circumstances, but most California residents would likely find this type of incident particularly troubling since it seems so preventable. In this case, the victims' families may consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to investigate their legal options.

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