sfpd_crimescene.jpgSan Francisco police are still investigating a weekend hit-and-run accident that left a 39-year-old man dead, police said today.

Carlos Martinez, whose city of residence had not been determined today, was killed Saturday while walking in the 2200 block of Mission Street, police said.

He apparently lost his balance at about 10:40 a.m. and fell into the street, where a passing car struck him in the head and failed to stop, according to police.

Martinez was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police still have not found the mini van, a white Chevy with license plate No. 6NJL987 that reportedly struck him.

The suspect was described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Francisco police at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

Janna Brancolini, Bay City News

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  • SFped

    I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident, but don’t hold out a lot of hope for justice from the police investigation. Apparently, hit-and-run is not a high priority for the SF police, even if someone dies.

    A pedestrian was hit and killed in January by a motorcycle at Lincoln and 26th, and although there were witnesses, the license plate of the motorcycle was known, and the vehicle’s owner and whereabouts were known, the police have failed to bring anyone to justice. Neither the Hit-and-Run department nor the Homicide department seem to have done much investigating.

    Who are the Hit-and-Run investigators, and why aren’t they doing their job?

  • SFped

    I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident, but don’t hold out a lot of hope for justice from the police investigation. Apparently, hit-and-run is not a high priority for the SF police, even if someone dies.

    A pedestrian was hit and killed in January by a motorcycle at Lincoln and 26th, and although there were witnesses, the license plate of the motorcycle was known, and the vehicle’s owner and whereabouts were known, the police have failed to bring anyone to justice. Neither the Hit-and-Run department nor the Homicide department seem to have done much investigating.

    Who are the Hit-and-Run investigators, and why aren’t they doing their job?