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Mageb Hussain Kills One in San Francisco Pedestrian Accident

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Paul Lambert, the pedestrian killed by Mageb Hussain in San Francisco on February 12, 2014.

San Francisco Police identified Mageb Hussain, 27, of Emeryville, as the driver of a silver Toyota that struck and killed a pedestrian in the early hours of Wednesday, February 12. Hussain’s vehicle was from a rental agency. The victim was later identified as Paul Lambert, 35, of San Francisco.

According to authorities, Mageb Hussain struck the victim around 1 a.m. near Van Ness and Pacific avenues. Paul Lambert died at the scene. Hussain attempted to walk away from the scene, but witnesses identified him to police officers. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.

California Department of Motor Vehicle records show several blemishes on Mageb Hussain’s driving record. He was cited for speeding twice in two months in 2011, and three times for driving on a sidewalk. He later failed to make court appearances, resulting in the suspension of his license in November 2011. His license is currently valid.

The collision is the latest in a concerning string of pedestrian accidents in San Francisco. This is the fourth fatal pedestrian collision in 2014, and the second this year to occur on Van Ness Avenue. Last month, Antonio Cancino, 38, of San Francisco, was struck and killed as he tried to run across the street. Last week, Isaak Berenzon, 78, was struck and killed in a crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Yorba Street.