SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities arrested a suspect on Monday, April 17 on suspicion of felony of hit-and-run and reckless driving after an investigation identified him as the person responsible for a March 29 collision of a hit-and-run incident involving an elderly woman. According to a press release from the SFPD, the collision occurred at 3:08 p.m. when the female victim was crossing the mid-block on Columbus Avenue between Union and Filbert Streets.
A car traveling northbound on Columbus Avenue struck the elderly woman. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. Authorities were later to identify a suspect through their investigation, John Weiper of Rohnert Park. Weiper turned himself into the Traffic Collision Investigation unit on Monday. The pedestrian, whose name has not yet been disclosed to the public is currently recovering from her injuries.
This incident is still an ongoing investigation. The SFPD is asking anyone with information on this case to contact the San Francisco Police anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.
Written By Milagro Mena and Donald Roberts