SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department are investigating two traffic collisions that ended in the deaths of two bicyclists, according to a press release from the SFPD. Both collisions occurred on Wednesday, June 22.
The first incident occurred around 6:01 p.m. that Wednesday. A white Honda was traveling westbound on John F. Kennedy Drive at high speeds. The suspect crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck a bicyclist that was traveling eastbound.
The suspect fled the scene and the bicyclist, a 41 year old female San Francisco resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda was found parked and abandoned later at the Angler’s Casting Club in Golden State Park. The vehicle had been reported stolen, and the suspect has not yet been found.
The second incident occurred around 8: 24 p.m. A BMW was headed westbound on Howard Street and ran a red light at 7th Street. The suspect then hit a bicyclist traveling northbound on 7th Street. The victim, a 26 year old female San Francisco resident, was transported to a hospital where she late succumbed to her injuries.
The suspect continued to travel westbound into the area of Howard Street and 9th where he then stopped and exited his vehicle. The vehicle rolled and hit an unoccupied car that was parked on Howard Street.
A witness spoke with the suspect until police arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody. Farrukh Mushtaq, a 32 year old San Francisco resident, was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on a felony charge of hit and run and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
The SFPD told San Francisco News that no updates have been made in the John F. Kennedy Drive case.
Both cases are still active and open investigations. The SFPD is following leads on the John F. Kennedy Drive collision. Anyone with information on either case can call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415)575-4444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.