SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a hit-and-run driver that critically injured a pedestrian crossing the street on October 3. According to the SFPD, at approximately 9:11 p.m. officers arrived on the scene of Oak Street and Baker Street about a hit-and-run incident.
After arriving on the scene, officers found a pedestrian, a 60 year-old male of San Francisco, suffering from life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) where they remain hospitalized with life-threatening status.
Investigators from the SFPD Traffic Collision Investigation Unit (TCIU) determined that the suspect’s vehicle, a black or dark blue Toyota Prius ran a red traffic light while traveling eastbound on Oak Street at Baker Street. The Prius hit the pedestrian who was in the crosswalk from the southeast to northeast corner.
The driver of the Prius stopped briefly at the scene and exited the vehicle, before fleeing in the Prius traveling eastbound on Oak Street to southbound Broderick Street. The Prius sustained front end damage as a result of the collision.
SFPD TCIU Investigators are asking the driver of the Toyota Prius to contact them by calling the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444. Investigators are asking residents and business owners in the area of the incident to check surveillance cameras for any images related to the incident.
Anyone who has spotted a black or dark blue Toyota Prius with front end damage, or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and being the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.