SAN FRANCISCO— Two people sightseeing in San Francisco were thrown from a GoCar after allegedly running a red light in the Mission District on Sunday, January 15, authorities reported.
A man and woman were thrown from the small three-wheel vehicle when they collided with a Toyota sedan in the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and 24th Street around 1:41 p.m, said Police Spoken Sgt. Michael Andraychak from the SFPD.
The man and the woman were transported by paramedics to San Francisco General Hospital, and are expected to survive.
Witnesses told the SF Gate and the Mission Local the man and the woman in the GoCar were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident, but is unsure if the driver and passenger took off their helmets after the collision.
“We provide the helmets and they’re supposed to wear them,” said Patrick Kane, a customer representative with GoCar, to Mission Local.
Dennis Mercer, a member of GoCar’s management team, told the SF Gate the car is ruined.
The driver of Toyota sedan was not injured and there is no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident, police said. The crash is still under investigation.