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Suspect arrested after Tenderloin hit-and-run, pursuit

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Nakleh Kare (Courtesy SFPD)

Police have arrested a driver in connection with a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood earlier this week that left the victim with severe injuries.

Nakleh Kare, 41, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of hit-and-run and evading arrest in connection with a Monday collision on Golden Gate Avenue, according to police.

Officers had pursued Kare after the collision with the female pedestrian, but were unable to apprehend him at the time and terminated the pursuit because he was driving too fast.

Kare is being held without bail.

The collision follows another that occurred in the same area on March 5th in which a woman was struck by a driver as she crossed the street at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street.

She was taken to the hospital but died of her injuries on Sunday, according to pedestrian advocacy group Walk SF.

The drive in that incident was not arrested.

-Bay City News contributed to this report.

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