Police lights (Courtesy photo)

92-year-old woman suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run

The driver told officers he thought he had struck an object, he was later arrested

A 92-year-old woman was struck by the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla over the weekend and seriously injured.

A San Francisco Fire Department ambulance spotted the woman in the middle of the intersection of Third Street and Evans Avenue around 4:19 a.m. on Sunday while driving in the area. The medics transferred her to a local hospital, where she’s currently receiving treatment for life-threatening injuries, according to San Francisco Police Officer Adam Lobsinger.

The driver initially fled the scene, according to police.

When police later contacted a suspect, San Francisco resident Eli Deleston, he told officers that when he drove through the intersection, he thought he saw trash in one of the traffic lanes and tried to avoid it.

However police say Deleston, 58, struck what he thought was trash and continued driving before returning to the intersection later to ensure he had only hit an object.

Deleston cooperated with law enforcement officers, and was arrested on suspicion of a felony hit and run and booked into the San Francisco County Jail.

This is an open investigation, according to SFPD, and anyone with information can anonymously contact the tip line by phone at 415-575-4444 or by text at TIP411, beginning the text message with “SFPD.”

Breaking NewsCrimesan francisco news

Just Posted

Salesforce Tower and several other buildings in downtown San Francisco can be seen through the fog; climate scientists report that The City’s beloved mascot may be on the decline. (Courtesy Engel Ching)
Is San Francisco losing its fog? Scientists fear the worst

This isn’t just an identity crisis for San Franciscans. It’s an ecological problem

The Bay Area is vying to be one of 16 communities,<ins> spread across the U.S., Canada and Mexico,</ins> to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer championships. Games would be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. (Courtesy Bay Area Host Committee, World Cup 2026)
Bay Area launches bid to host World Cup games in 2026

FIFA officials pay San Francisco a visit as they tour prospective venues

San Francisco City Administrator Carmen Chu, who took office in February, is in the process of restructuring the sprawling department. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)
Report knocks city administrator for inefficiency, lack of transparency

‘A culture that allows corruption to take place’

Outside Lands boasts high-quality food and drink from dozens of purveyors, and many are local.<ins> (Courtesy Outside Lands)</ins>
Outside Lands is for food lovers

85 food vendors, 40 wineries, 30 breweries make the festival nourishing to gluttonous

California Highway Patrol officers watch as Caltrans workers remove barricades from homeless camp sites as residents are forced to relocate from a parking lot underneath Interstate 80 on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s broken promise to resolve homeless encampments

‘There is an idea that The City is leading with services, and they are not’

Most Read