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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Near Marina District

Written by Annie GausPublished Jan. 22, 2023 • 8:47pm
San Francisco police arrested a man involved in a deadly crash early Sunday morning in the Mission. | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

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A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Bay Street in San Francisco. The driver fled the scene.

Police and fire personnel responded the collision at roughly 6:40 p.m. Sunday, finding a person suffering from serious injuries.

“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene who transported the victim to the hospital for life threatening injuries. The vehicle and driver involved in the collision fled the scene,” wrote SFPD spokesperson Robert Rueca in an email.

The collision on Sunday night is one of multiple hit-and-run incidents in recent weeks.

Earlier on Sunday, a man was fatally struck by a driver who appeared to be intoxicated in the Mission. Police said the driver had been involved in a hit-and-run shortly beforehand that resulted in minor injuries.

On Dec. 28, a pedestrian was killed in an early morning hit-and-run in the area of Bay and Stockton Street.

On the evening of Jan. 1, two pedestrians were struck by a driver who fled the scene. One victim, 50-year-old Bessie Chui, died following the collision; a second victim was injured but survived.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.” 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Annie Gaus can be reached at [email protected]


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