Skip to main content

San Francisco Police Hunting Hit-and-Run Suspect After Motorcycle Crash

Written by Garrett LeahyPublished Sep. 25, 2023 • 4:43pm
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.

READ MORE: San Francisco Russian Hill Armed Robbers Flee on Bus, Police Say

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.  

Garrett Leahy can be reached at

Security cameras affixed to corner building exterior

San Francisco CVS That Locked Up Soda Will Close; Customer Says Thieves Hit Store Daily

Two men in suits, Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, walk through a garden

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping’s APEC Visit Becomes a Selling Point at This Bay Area Garden

Daniel Lurie speaks at a press conference at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House on Sept. 26, 2023.

San Francisco Mayor’s Race: Pro-Daniel Lurie Group Likely To Spend Big Bucks

A man holds a child in a firm hug.

San Francisco Homeless Shelter Forced to Turn Away Families Every Day

Police officers look at a crash involving a sedan and a motorcycle.

Crash Injures 2 in San Francisco’s Mission District