SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect connected to a series of hit-and-run collisions in the Tenderloin District. On Wednesday, May 29, at 1:56 p.m., foot beat officers from the Tenderloin Station spotted a vehicle at the intersection of Eddy and Leavenworth Streets.
The SFPD reported on Wednesday, May 29 2019 at approximately 1:56PM, foot beat officers from Tenderloin Station observed a vehicle at the intersection of Eddy and Leavenworth Streets. Officers conducted a records check of the license plate and realized it was a stolen vehicle.
The car continued traveling eastbound on Eddy Street and stopped in front of Tenderloin Station. Officers approached the vehicle on foot, and the driver attempted to flee and crashed into a nearby building, hitting one pedestrian. The driver repeatedly reversed and accelerated in an attempt to leave the scene, striking other vehicles including one police cruiser and almost hitting several police officers.
The vehicle continued eastbound on Eddy Street and struck one pedestrian in the crosswalk at Taylor Street, leading to the pedestrian sustaining life-threatening injuries. The driver traveled down Eddy Street and crashed into two cars at 5th and Market Streets, causing non-life threatening injuries to both victims.
The suspect continued to 5th and Clara Streets, and collided with another car, causing an occupant of that vehicle to sustain non-life threatening injuries. The suspect drove to 6th and Clara Streets and struck another vehicle, causing the occupant of the vehicle to sustain non-life threatening injuries.
Responding officers apprehended the suspect at 6th and Clara Streets and transported her to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. SFPD’s Crime Scene Investigations and Traffic Collision Investigation Unit arrived and processed the scene. The name of the suspect has not been disclosed to the public.
Written By Casey Jacobs