Reports: Husband killed, wife hurt after being hit by Tesla in SF

A man was killed and his wife suffered life-threatening injuries after the San Francisco visitors were struck by a driver in a Tesla who was involved in a two-car collision on Sunday in the Tenderloin, according to local reports.

The collision happened at 2:08 p.m. on Sunday at O’Farrell and Taylor streets, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Police said the Tesla ran a red light at high speed and slammed into a Mini Cooper, then lost control and hit two pedestrians in a crosswalk on O’Farrell Street.

The pedestrians, who suffered life-threatening injuries, were taken to a local hospital, police said. NBC Bay Area first reported 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.

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

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