police-light-bar1.jpgFive people have been transferred to San Francisco General Hospital from a collision at the intersection of Polk and Hayes streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood this morning, a fire department dispatcher said.

The collision, which occurred around 6 a.m. today, crumpled the front end and passenger side of a dark-colored sports utility vehicle, which was spun by the force of the impact halfway into an empty parking lot on the west side of Polk Street.

The rear wheel on that car’s right side was also ripped off in the collision. A pick-up truck was also badly damaged and came to rest on the southwest side of Hayes Street.

San Francisco police and fire crews were responding to the wreck at 6:30 a.m.

Witnesses who stopped to view the wreckage that lay street said an elderly woman appeared to have broken her arm in the crash and that a young girl between 10 and 12 years old was also wounded.

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