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

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

Man suing SFPD alleging officers beat him with batons

Cop attorney fires back: police were ‘interrupting a dangerous domestic violence incident’

Nuru corruption scandal prompts call to boost Ethics Commission budget

Watchdog agency lacks staff, resources to carry out its duties

Supes to boost subpoena power

Peskin legislation would allow committee to compel testimony under oath

Drug overdose deaths surpass 300 in San Francisco

Three-year rise in fatalities ‘generally driven by fentanyl’

Preston finds support for District 5 navigation center at community meeting

Supervisor hopes to narrow down list of possible locations within months

Most Read