$10,000 Reward from SFPD for Information Related to Recent Hit-and-Runs
|August 27, 2007||Posted by jamie under Transportation & Ped Safety||
I applaud the City for bellying up to the bar, so-to-speak, and offering two $10,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the drivers responsible for fata hit-and-runs in the City on August 18th and 19th. A 27-year-old Canadian naval sailor, whose ship, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Calgary, was docked at Pier 17, was hit and killed by a silver or gray Mercedes while crossing east on The Embarcadero at Howard Street shortly after Midnight on the 18th. Police are asking anyone with infomration to call the department’s Hit and Run Detail at 415-553-1651 or 415-575-4444.
In related Pedestrian Safety news, the Examiner has an article about efforts to make our streets safer. For downtown residential areas around Rincon Hill, tentative plans include wide sidewalks for pedestrian plazas with seating, trees, and landscaping, perpendicular or angles parking, midblock crosswalks and curb extensions, and flexible parking zones. Let’s not hold our breaths, but these are good things IF they materialize. It takes folks like you and me making noise and demanding the changes for them to actually happen. Please start showing up – go to the Better Streets events and let the City know you want action and not just cheap talk on pedestrian safety!