Kirsten Andereck (Courtesy SFPD)

Kirsten Andereck (Courtesy SFPD)

Marina woman suspected of striking 2 boys while intoxicated to appear in court

The 30-year-old Marina woman suspected of striking two children in an SUV earlier this week is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Kirsten Andereck, of San Francisco, was charged Thursday with felonies driving under the influence resulting in injury, driving with a blood alcohol count over .08 and two counts of child endangerment with allegations of great bodily harm, prosecutors said. She has been released on $230,000 bail.

Andereck was arrested on suspicion of DUI after she allegedly struck the boys at about 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Buchanan and Bay streets. The two boys were critically injured but were expected to survive, police said.

Andereck was allegedly the driver of a white Volkswagen Tiguan SUV who stayed at the scene of the collision. The roadway was shut down during the investigation and reopened at about 11:30 a.m., police said.

Nicole Ferrara of advocacy group Walk SF said the 12-year-old boys flew across the intersection. They are both students of Marina Middle School, and were crossing towards the school when they were struck.

Safety upgrades at the intersection were delayed twice, documents show. The speed reduction improvements – including a speed hump and narrowed lanes – might have slowed the car’s speed, advocates like Ferrara said.

Andereck attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory in 2001, according to yearbook records, and in 2004, when Andereck was 19 years old, she was a debutante at a Cotillion event hosted by the Cotillion Club of San Francisco.

 

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