South San Francisco, CA December 8, 2017 Submitted by SSFPD
On Thursday evening December 7th at 7:19 p.m., South San Francisco Police Officers along with the South San Francisco Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of Westborough Boulevard on a report of a collision between an automobile and a pedestrian.
The police investigation revealed that a 78-year-old South San Francisco resident was attempting to cross the three eastbound lanes of Westborough Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. The pedestrian sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately, notified police and cooperated fully with the investigation.
Traffic was detoured around eastbound Westborough Boulevard for several hours while South San Francisco Police traffic officers conducted their investigation. The traffic collision is still under investigation.
Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Officer Zhang at the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.
UPDATE 12/13/2017: The coroner’s office has identified Benjamin Mariano as the victim of this fatal accident.