Four women and one man remain in the hospital today after an accident Tuesday in which an out-of-control sport utility vehicle struck a group of people waiting for a bus in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
The conditions of two of the victims have improved today, San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said.
One patient is in critical condition, three are in serious condition, and one is in fair condition, Kagan said. None of the patients, whose ages range from 30 to 80, will be released today.
The crash happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when a driver, identified by police as 24-year-old Erika Acosta-Delgadillo, lost control of her gray Ford Explorer as she drove south on San Bruno Avenue at Arleta Avenue.
The SUV left the roadway and struck the five people, who were waiting for a bus in a shaded area between the bus stop and an apartment complex, police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
Acosta-Delgadillo told police her car had appeared to lose power just before the accident. She was uninjured in the crash.
Acosta-Delgadillo was cited for being an unlicensed driver and for not having proof of insurance, San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak, said. She is not in custody.
Police are still investigating the crash and examining the vehicle, and have not decided whether to pursue criminal charges.