Man charged in connection with SF van theft, injury collision

Anthony Wisner is is alleged to have stolen a minivan in the area of Post and Larkin streets

Anthony Wisner is is alleged to have stolen a minivan in the area of Post and Larkin streets

The man arrested in connection with the stolen van that collided with a taxicab, injuring a total of six people including one critically, was charged with 10 felony counts and one misdemeanor Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

Anthony Wisner, 25, who has no known address, faces six felony hit-and-run charges, two felony reckless driving counts, one felony charge of unlawful taking of a vehicle, one felony count of falsifying or forging registration and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license, Bastian said.

Wisner was allegedly driving a stolen van about 10:18 p.m. Monday in the Tenderloin when police attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation at Post and Larkin streets. Instead of pulling over, the van fled and traveled about two blocks before running a red light and colliding with a taxi.

The force of the collision forced both vehicles onto the sidewalk, and a bicyclist and pedestrian were struck. The bicyclist, a 29-year-old man, sustained critical injuries.

The pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, and the cabdriver and passenger all sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Wisner is alleged to have fled onto a Muni 38-Geary bus, where he was apprehended by police.

There was a 38-year-old female passenger in the stolen van, and she had to be extricated. But her injuries were not considered life-threatening and police have not charged her because of her cooperation with investigators.

Wisner, who also sustained minor injuries in the crash, was expected to be in court for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. today, but the hearing was put over until Monday, Bastian said.

Bail was set at $350,000.Anthony WisnerBay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsHit and runSan Francisco District Attorney's Office

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