An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Elderly pedestrian killed by driver in SoMa hit and run

An elderly pedestrian has died of his injuries after being struck by a driver in the South of Market neighborhood on Saturday.

The 78-year-old male victim, who has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 78-year-old Antonio Durano, was crossing the intersection of Third and Folsom street at approximately 1:00 p.m. when he was hit by the vehicle’s driver, later identified as Othman Ahmedmohamed Alghazali, according to police. 

An off-duty San Francisco Police Department officer witnessed the collision, and immediately rendered aid to the victim and called for additional medical and law enforcement response, SFPD spokesperson Officer Adam Lobsinger said.

The victim was transported to the hospital, but later succombed to his life-threatening injuries.

Originally, Alghazali, the 19-year-old male driver of the vehicle, fled the scene. He later returned, and was identified as a suspect at approximately 2:50 p.m., Lobsinger said.

Alghazali was arrested and booked on suspicion of a hit and run involving injuries.

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