Late-night accident injures three, including South City officer

A South San Francisco police officer and two Daly City residents were injured late Saturday night when a police cruiser hit a car as it made a left turn.

The accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. at Second Street and El Camino Real.

All three people involved in the accident were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Preliminary reports indicate no alcohol was involved, said Officer Herman Quon with the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident.

Quon said that South City Police Officer Matt McNichol — who wasn’t responding to a call — was traveling northbound in the left-hand lane on El Camino Real in a marked cruiser as a Honda Civic attempted a left turn onto Second.

“The unit T-boned [the Honda] when it did that,” Quon said.

Capt. Glen Miller of South City Fire said the civilian vehicle flipped over on its roof and slid into the Hallmark House motel, causing minor damage to the motel.

Miller said that it took crews some time to get McNichol, who was “banged up,” out of his cruiser, but all three were taken to San Francisco General with “non-urgent” injuries. McNichol, 31, is a six-year veteran of the police force, Miller said.

dsmith@examiner

Bay Area NewsLocal

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

Mayor London Breed said Tuesday that with other counties moving ahead with expanding vaccine eligibility “we want San Franciscans to have the same opportunity.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Everyone in SF ages 16 and up is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

San Francisco expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday to everyone ages… Continue reading

Chase Center and the Golden State Warriors hosted a media Welcome Back conference to discuss the safety protocols and amenities when fans return for a basketball game on April 23rd at Chase Center on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors ready to welcome fans back to Chase Center

COVID-19 tests, app-based food ordering among new safety protocols announced this week

San Francisco Park Rangers have seen their budget and staffing levels increase significantly since 2014. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Citations for being in SF’s public parks after midnight soar

Data shows disproportionate impact on Black residents

Parents and students line up socially distanced before the first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
‘It’s a beautiful sight’: The first students return to the classroom

San Francisco’s youngest public school students stepped into classrooms for in-person learning… Continue reading

File
Latest Breed nominee for Police Commission moves forward

Immigration attorney Jim Byrne clears Board of Supervisors committee

Most Read