A man seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood last May will soon finally be on his way home to Georgia after family, friends and even an ex-San Francisco 49er helped raise enough money to transport him there.
More than $17,000 has been raised to help Selester "Les" Rowe, a 63-year-old homeless man who was struck by an SUV on May 12, 2012. Read More
A driver knocked over a fire hydrant in South of Market on Tuesday, then fled the scene, a nearby witness said. The crash happened on Third Street between Howard and Folsom streets about 9:30 a.m., said Charlene Evans, who works in the area and reported the watery aftermath to The San Francisco Examiner. The resultant geyser was “like four stories high,” Evans said. Read More
Prosecutors have filed manslaughter charges against a driver who they say was using his cellphone last week when he allegedly struck and killed a man on a street median, then fled the scene. Read More
A driver who allegedly struck and killed a man in San Francisco before fleeing on Christmas Eve had been distracted by his cellphone, police said Monday.
Juan Martinez, 23, of San Francisco, was arrested just hours after a man was struck and killed on a street median at Cesar Chavez and Potrero Avenue. Read More
Police working on a tip Thursday found the sport utility vehicle that they say was intentionally used to ram and critically injure a San Francisco war hero Thanksgiving morning.Investigators had learned Wednesday that the SUV was a rented black 2011 Mazda CX-7 that had not been returned. Read More
A San Bruno man who returned to the scene of a fatal crash in Pacifica on advice from his insurance company is “devastated” about the accident and wants to make amends, his attorney said Friday. Leopoldo Tobilla, 58, of San Bruno is charged with a felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor DUI in connection with the horrific late-night accident on state Route 35. Read More
A Cal Fire firefighter who was intentionally struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning remains in critical condition, police said, and San Francisco cops are still hunting for the suspect. Read More
A crash that killed an elderly World War II veteran at an Excelsior district intersection on Veteran’s Day in 2009 has resulted in a four-year prison sentence for the driver who fled the scene.Arthur Clark Jr., 22, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for the Nov. 11, 2009, crash that killed 84-year-old Isaac Hudson, attorneys said. Read More
A Muni bus operator rolled over the arm of a San Francisco bicyclist last week, only to then drive away without stopping.
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Police are investigating the incident and inspecting video captured by a security camera at a nearby strip club. Read More
Police are seeking two vehicles suspected of fleeing after striking a man who apparently laid down on a street in Redwood City to commit suicide on Thursday night.Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a report of an accident between a vehicle and pedestrian in the 1800 block of El Camino Real.They arrived to find a man suffering from serious injuries in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Read More