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San Francisco police hunting hit-and-run suspect after motorcycle crash

The intersection of Lyon Street and Richardson Avenue in San Francisco in May. | Source: Google Street View

San Francisco police are investigating a hit-and-run where a car crashed into a motorcycle near a highway entrance, severely injuring two riders.

On Sept. 8 at around 10:03 p.m., officers responded to Richardson Avenue and Lyon Street on the edge of the Presidio near the Palace of Fine Arts and found a man and a woman motorcyclist had been injured in a crash.

The riders were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and are still recovering, police said Monday.

Police have released images of the suspect vehicle in the hopes of tracking down the driver. The suspect vehicle appears to be a sedan.

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San Francisco police identified the vehicle of a driver who fled after hitting and injured two motorcyclists on Sept. 8. | Source: San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco police are searching for the driver of this car. | Source: Courtesy SFPD

The SFPD Traffic Collision Investigations Unit is leading the investigation and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect driver who fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with “SFPD.” You may remain anonymous. 

No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains open and active, police said.  

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