(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

74-year-old man injured in SoMa hit-and-run

A 74-year-old man was hospitalized after a vehicle struck him and then fled the scene in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Wednesday morning, police said Thursday.

The collision was reported at 5:19 a.m. at Sixth and Mission streets.

A police officer spotted the victim lying on the ground in the intersection. He had lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive, according to police.

Investigators described the suspect vehicle as being red, but more details about it and the vehicle were not immediately available.

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