SSFPD Media Alert: Fatal Collision – Auto vs. Pedestrian

South San Francisco, CA    April 13, 2019  Submitted by SSFPD

On Thursday evening at 7:18 P.M., a Conrad Furger, a 90-year-old South San Francisco resident was walking across Baden Avenue in South San Francisco when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. South San Francisco Police and Fire personnel responded to several 9-1-1 emergency calls about the collision and located the victim suffering from life threatening injuries. South San Francisco Paramedics transported the victim to a local trauma center for treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with the the police investigation. The investigation revealed that drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the collision.


Officers from the San Mateo County Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and conducted an extensive collision investigation. The 500 block of Baden Avenue was closed for several hours as a result of the investigation.


On Saturday morning 4/13/19 the South San Francisco Police Department was notified by medical personnel that the victim of the collision succumbed to his injuries. This is the first fatal collision in South San Francisco since 2017.


Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or may have any information is encouraged to contact Officer Zander of the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.



Everything South City expresses our deepest condolences to all involved, most importantly Mrs. Furger and their family.

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Wendy Sinclair-Smith
Wendy Sinclair-Smith
3 years ago

It’s so sad that this occurred and
that he died as a result. I was 2 cars behind the person who hit him, although a distance away from them when impact occurred. I saw him lying in eastbound lane. He had to have been crossing mid block from the location where he had fallen. He was dressed in khaki colored clothing so at first I didn’t even see him lying on the pavement. He just blended into the color of the pavement. I also recall there was a strong sunset glare at that very moment further obscuring vision for anyone looking west. Also since the vehicle was dark perhaps he did not see it. I wish he had not tried to cross at that spot.