SAN FRANCISCO—Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department arrested a hit and run suspect, Binh Tran, 63, on July 23. The suspect’s vehicle collided with a pedestrian who is expected to survive despite life-threatening injuries.
Officers from the Northern Station responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian on July 21 at approximately 5:56 p.m. Officers located an 88-year-old victim who was suffering life-threatening injuries near Fulton Avenue and Pierce Street.
The victim was transported to the hospital and investigators were later informed she is expected to survive. Investigators determined the vehicle was in a white sedan. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene after striking the pedestrian with his vehicle while she was in the crosswalk.
The SFPD Traffic Collision Investigation Unit obtained information that helped to identify Tran as the suspected driver. Investigators located Tran and his vehicle on the 1700 block of 43rd Avenue. His vehicle was towed for further investigation and he was taken into custody without incident.
Tran was transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked on count of felony hit-and-run. The SFPD advises anyone with information regarding the incident to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444.