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San Francisco fatal hit-and-run victim identified as 34-year-old man

San Francisco police detained a teenage "bipping" suspect Saturday after a traffic stop ended in an injury collision near the Bay Bridge.
A person was killed in a hit-and-run crash in San Francisco's Tenderloin early Wednesday according to police. | Source: Adobe Stock

A crash in San Francisco's Tenderloin left one person dead early Wednesday, police said.

The fatal crash happened around 1:46 a.m. at Polk and Ellis streets, police said. Officers found a man suffering from injuries and summoned medics to the scene.

After life-saving efforts, medics pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was identified as 34-year-old San Francisco resident Filiberto Hernandez, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday.

A four-way intersection is surrounded by commercial buildings and car traffic.
Polk and Ellis streets are on San Francisco's High Injury Network. | Source: Google Street View

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The intersection of Polk and Ellis streets is on the city's High Injury Network, a map of roads where injuries and fatal crashes happen more regularly. Nearly all of the Tenderloin's streets are on the network.

There were 21 traffic deaths in San Francisco by the end of October, according to the most recent data available.

There were 39 fatal crashes in 2022, the most recorded since the city began collecting data in 2014 for the Vision Zero project, which aims to end all fatal traffic deaths citywide. One deadly crash in September 2022 happened at Ellis and Leavenworth streets, three blocks from the fatal crash Wednesday.

The SFPD Traffic Collision Investigation Unit is leading this investigation.

Garrett Leahy can be reached at garrett@sfstandard.com