sfpd_squad.jpgA vehicle struck a pedestrian on the corner of Market and O’Farrell streets before driving away Friday afternoon, a San Francisco police spokesman said.

The woman in her 60s was transported to San Francisco General Hospital’s trauma center just after 3 p.m., San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.

The woman suffered life-threatening injuries to her head and remains hospitalized, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Eric Chiang said.

Police are investigating the hit-and-run and searching for a suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s with a scruffy beard.

The suspect was driving a silver Ford Explorer with a possible partial California license plate of 5JTJ3-4. He was last seen traveling west on Market Street toward Powell Street, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run or the suspect is asked to contact police Inspector Dean Taylor at (415) 553-1215.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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