Nakleh Kare (Courtesy SFPD)

Suspect arrested after Tenderloin hit-and-run, pursuit

Police have arrested a driver in connection with a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood earlier this week that left the victim with severe injuries.

Nakleh Kare, 41, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of hit-and-run and evading arrest in connection with a Monday collision on Golden Gate Avenue, according to police.

Officers had pursued Kare after the collision with the female pedestrian, but were unable to apprehend him at the time and terminated the pursuit because he was driving too fast.

Kare is being held without bail.

The collision follows another that occurred in the same area on March 5th in which a woman was struck by a driver as she crossed the street at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street.

She was taken to the hospital but died of her injuries on Sunday, according to pedestrian advocacy group Walk SF.

The drive in that incident was not arrested.

-Bay City News contributed to this report.

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

What to watch for as the San Francisco 49ers take on Green Bay

The presence of the George Halas Trophy in Santa Clara means that the NFC Championship game is here.

Mulan, Law & Order actor BD Wong asks to record Muni bus stop announcements

SFMTA director Tumlin embraces celebrity voice concept with invitations to SF stars

Fireside Bar: From dive to cozy hangout

“We felt the neighborhood could use a bar that wasn’t a dive bar that could appeal to a younger crowd.”

SF supervisor pushes for a reparations plan for black residents

Supervisor Shamann Walton announced Friday he wants The City to come up… Continue reading

1 killed, another injured in avalanche near Lake Tahoe, officials say

One person was killed and another was seriously injured when an avalanche… Continue reading

Most Read