Examiner file

Child, 12, fatally struck while riding skateboard in Bayview

A 12-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning while riding a skateboard in the Bayview, according to police.

The child was riding the skateboard along Ingerson Avenue between Ingalls and Hawes streets when a driver struck them with a car at around 10:11 a.m., police said.

Officers responding to the collision found the child suffering from life-threatening injuries and rendered aid alongside medics, but the skateboarder died at the scene.

Police Chief Bill Scott called the incident “very tragic” at the Police Commission meeting. He said the driver remained at the scene.

“It doesn’t look like there was criminal culpability on behalf of the driver,” Scott said.

Officer Robert Rueca, a police spokesperson, said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased youth for this tragic incident,” Rueca said in a statement.

The incident remains under investigation and police have not determined whether driver impairment played a role, Rueca said.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area NewsCrimesan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Deputy public defender Chris Garcia outside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
As pandemic wanes, SF public defender hopes clients will get ‘their day in court’

Like other attorneys in San Francisco, Deputy Public Defender Chris Garcia has… Continue reading

Hyphen hosts a group show at Space Gallery in San Francisco in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Albert Law/Pork Belly Studio)
What’s in a name? Asian American magazine fights to keep its identity

An investor-backed media group laid claim to the moniker of SF’s long-running Hyphen magazine, sparking a conversation about writing over community history

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fight over ‘poverty tows’ heats up

‘What can we do to ensure the vehicle stays in the hands of the owner?’

Crab fisherman Skip Ward of Marysville casts his crab net out off a pier near Fort Point. (Craig Lee/Special to The	Examiner)
San Francisco came back to life, and we captured it all

Last spring, in the early days of the pandemic, the bestselling authors… Continue reading

Revelers at Madrone Art Bar in the early hours of June 15, 2021 (Courtesy Power Quevedo).
No social distancing at Motown-themed dance party

‘I don’t care how anyone feels, I just want to dance!’

Most Read