Ten people were seriously injured after a car crashed into a bus stop on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown on in December 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Three injured in Chinatown car crash downgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘serious’ condition

Patients admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital following a car crash in Chinatown that injured 10 people on Friday were downgraded from a critical condition to “serious” condition Sunday, according to health officials.

“The three people we have left are in serious condition,” said Brent Andrew, a hospital spokesperson told the San Francisco Examiner on Sunday.

Five of the 10 crash victims were taken to San Francisco General following the incident.

The remaining victims at the hospital include three women, ages 95, 85 and 25, Andrew said.

Fire officials said 10 people were injured following the crash on Stockton Street between Sacramento and Clay streets reported at 12:37 p.m. on Friday.

Police Officer Robert Rueca said the driver of a gray sedan traveling north on Stockton Street struck two other vehicles, one of them unoccupied, before crashing into a Muni bus shelter midblock.

Surveillance video obtained by local Chinese language TV station KTSF shows the car as it barreled through the 30-Stockton Muni bus stop and sent glass flying across the sidewalk, as pedestrians nearby jumped back.

Fire Battalion Chief Paul Crawford said injuries among those struck included a number of broken legs and other broken bones, as well as head and back injuries.

Patients were taken to several different area hospitals, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents District 3, which includes Chinatown, was at the scene of the crash immediately — and said one of the victims was “actually my neighbor.”

Though the Examiner was unable to independently confirm before press time, Peskin said everyone identified in the crash so far is a San Francisco resident.

No arrest was reported Friday and police indicated the driver was cooperating with investigators. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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