South City pedestrian survives alleged road rage incident

A South San Francisco man suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Monday morning when another man allegedy attempted to run him over with his sport utility vehicle.

South San Francisco police arrested Rodrigo Martinez, 25, of San Francisco, on suspicion of attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and booked him into San Mateo County Jail. He allegedly hit Jaime Rodriguez with his black 2000 Chevy Tahoe on a street corner in South City after getting into a fight with Rodriguez and others.

Rodriguez, in his 30s, according to police officials, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with facial and abdominal injuries.

“I don't believe it's gang-related,” said Sgt. Joni Lee of South City's Police Department, who added that it was unknown what they were fighting about.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, up to six individuals were fighting in front of 254 Grand Ave. in South City, and three fled on foot, according to officials.

The others gathered in the black Tahoe, and Martinez allegedly tried to run over the three fleeing individuals.

In the process, the Chevy collided with a traffic light at the Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue intersection, continuing to pursue the individuals on foot. The SUV hit Rodriguez by the southwest corner of Grand and Linden.

Shortly after he allegedly hit Rodriguez, Martinez was pulled over while driving the Tahoe on El Camino Real in South City. Police believe Martinez was driving when Rodriguez was hit.

Bay Area NewsLocal

Just Posted

Epic Cleantec uses soil mixed with treated wastewater solids to plants at the company’s demonstration garden in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of Epic Cleantec)
This startup watches what SF flushes – and grows food with it

Epic Cleantec saves millions of gallons of water a year, and helps companies adhere to drought regulations

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents in the U.S. (Shutterstock)
Why California teens need mental illness education

SB 224 calls for in-school mental health instruction as depression and suicide rates rise

Ahmad Ibrahim Moss, a Lyft driver whose pandemic-related unemployment benefits have stopped, is driving again and relying on public assistance to help make ends meet. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
How much does gig work cost taxpayers?

Some drivers and labor experts say Prop. 22 pushed an undue burden on to everyday taxpayers.

Affordable housing has become the chief expense for most California students, such as those attending community college in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California commits $500 million more to student housing

Called ‘a drop in the bucket,’ though $2 billion could be made available in future years

Most Read