SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco Fire Department is alerting to avoid the area of Geary Boulevard and 21st Avenue after two vehicles were involved in an accident this afternoon and then two elderly pedestrians were struck as a result. At least one of the pedestrians has life-threatening injuries and is suffering internal bleeding. The other elderly pedestrian has been sent to a trauma center.
San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatpandan said at 3:45 p.m., a box truck made an illegal turn and crashed into a vehicle with a family of five. They have all sustained minor injuries and will be released, according to SFFD. Their ages range from pre-teens to adults.
The driver and the occupants of the box truck are on the scene with police.
The fire department first tweeted about the accident at 3:49 p.m..
The public is asked to avoid the area and clear lanes for ambulances.
We have sent a reporter to gather more information on this breaking story.
The two serious injuries have been sent to the TRUAMA center. Evaluating the 5 minor injuries. Some Victims are from the car, not all were pedestrians. On going scene AVOID AREA 355pm https://t.co/YFf0jRIBn0— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 1, 2018
RED ALERT SECURED From Geary and 21st Ave. 1 elderly pedestrian Life Threatening Injuries, 1 elderly pedestrian serious injuries, family of 5 in a vehicle with minor injuries, ages ranges from pre-teen to adult. @SFTrafficSafety ON SCENE investigating 407pm https://t.co/hgQesSnMjr— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 2, 2018