Karen Cartagena Arrested Following Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Fourth Street [San Francisco, CA]

Karen Cartagena Arrested Following Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Fourth Street [San Francisco, CA]

Karen Cartagena Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Fourth Street [San Francisco, CA]
Karen Cartagena Arrested Following Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Fourth Street [San Francisco, CA]

Pedestrian-Auto Collision near King Street Fatally Injures 4-Year-Old Girl

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 17, 2023) – Police arrested Karen Cartagena following a deadly pedestrian crash on Fourth Street early Tuesday evening. 

Officers responded to the fatal incident around 5:15 p.m. on 4th and King Streets, one block away from Oracle Park’s home-plate entrance.

Upon arrival, police discovered a 4-year-old girl and her father at the scene suffering from life-threatening injuries. Authorities also found the involved vehicle pinned against a pole. 

Tragically, the young girl was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Her name has not been released by the authorities. 

The San Francisco Police later identified the involved driver as 71-year-old Karen Cartagena. Police arrested Cartagena for three counts of failure to yield to a pedestrian and vehicular manslaughter.

At this time, the San Francisco Police Department is asking everyone with additional information about the pedestrian crash to contact them at 415-575-4444.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, we know what it takes to help you win your case. Our team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but we can help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.


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