Reports: 2 pedestrians struck by Tesla in the Tenderloin, 1 dead

One pedestrian is dead and another has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a driver in a Tesla that was involved in a two-car collision on Sunday in the Tenderloin, NBC Bay Area reported.

The collision happened at 2:08 p.m. on Sunday at O’Farrell and Taylor streets, according to the San Francisco Police Department. NBC reported that the Tesla ran a red light, slammed into a Mini Cooper, then lost control and hit two pedestrians in a crosswalk on O’Farrell Street, but SFPD could not confirm those details as the incident is still under investigation.

The pedestrians, who suffered life-threatening injuries, were taken to a local hospital, police said. NBC is reporting that one of the pedestrians had died.

KPIX has reported that the pedestrians were a couple visiting the Bay Area from Clovis, Calif. and that the Tesla was a rented vehicle.

Neither of the drivers involved in the collision sustained injuries.

San Francisco police said that drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the collision. Both of the drivers are on the scene and cooperating with the SFPD.

We will update this report as more information becomes available.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: | Twitter: @drewcostley

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