A 55-year-old Dutch man died of his injuries in a San Francisco car accident on Tuesday. Amsterdam resident Frans Arst was hit by a scooter while walking along Market Street between 4th and 5th Avenues, local media reported.
The accident occurred in a downtown area around 11:00 a.m. local time on July 8. His injuries were initially reported as life threatening and he was immediately taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver who caused the accident cooperated with police and has not yet been charged, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The exact date of Alst’s death has not been made public. His family traveled to San Francisco and used orange ribbons to tie flowers to a pole at the site of the accident, a florist told the newspaper.
His death was confirmed by both the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco and the Foreign Office in The Hague. The office was providing consular assistance to Alst’s family.
Police could not confirm whether the driver involved was using his own scooter or a shared scooter service at the time of the incident. When asked by the ANP news agency, the foreign ministry could not confirm whether Arst had been run over by an electric scooter.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/07/19/amsterdam-tourist-killed-san-francisco-scooter-accident Amsterdam tourist dies in San Francisco scooter accident