police-light-bar1.jpgA Mill Valley woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after striking and critically injuring a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Saturday night, a police spokesman said.

The accident was reported at Fulton Street and 20th Avenue at 10:01 p.m. Saturday.

A 40-year-old woman was crossing Fulton Street in a crosswalk when she was hit by a silver Volkswagen Passat traveling east, police said.

The pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a life-threatening skull fracture, according to police.

The driver of the Passat, a 36-year-old woman, stopped at the scene but was arrested a short time later on suspicion of driving under the influence, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Esparza said the woman’s name was not immediately available.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • renegade

    Fulton is hit-and-run avenue. I know somebody who was killed by a hit-and-run around that area. Fortunately the Mill Valley woman stopped to face her demise. The drunk’s future looks bleak and the victim’s is bleaker. Fulton is a freeway, crosswalks are dangerous. Not to blame the victim, and maybe the car was speeding. It’s easy to go 0-to-60 on Fulton in a few seconds, and lot of drivers run red lights. Most don’t stop for occupied crosswalks. Drivers (and Mar) simply don’t give a shit.

  • renegade

    Fulton is hit-and-run avenue. I know somebody who was killed by a hit-and-run around that area. Fortunately the Mill Valley woman stopped to face her demise. The drunk’s future looks bleak and the victim’s is bleaker. Fulton is a freeway, crosswalks are dangerous. Not to blame the victim, and maybe the car was speeding. It’s easy to go 0-to-60 on Fulton in a few seconds, and lot of drivers run red lights. Most don’t stop for occupied crosswalks. Drivers (and Mar) simply don’t give a shit.