Scooter rider fighting for his life after hit-and-run in SoMa

A 43-year-old man riding a scooter suffered life-threatening injuries during a hit-and-run early Friday morning in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.

Around 2:25 a.m. the man was riding a scooter through the intersection of Eighth and Howard streets, according to police.

A vehicle also passing through the intersection then struck the scooter on its side before fleeing the scene, police said.

The rider suffered a compound fracture and a head wound and was taken to the hospital, according to police.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV. A description of the driver was not immediately available.

Anyone with more information about the hit-and-run is asked to call the Police Department’s tip line at (415) 575-4444 or get in touch with police by sending a text to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.

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