11:51 AM: A man suspected of striking a pedestrian with his truck and then fleeing the scene in San Francisco on Monday evening has been arrested, a police spokesman said today.
Craig Sheppard, 55, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, police said.
The collision was reported at 5:48 p.m. at Mission and 13th streets, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.
Fong said a 47-year-old woman was walking south on Mission and crossing 13th Street in the crosswalk on a green light when she was hit by a white truck.
The driver, who was making a right turn onto eastbound 13th Street, accelerated away afterward. Sheppard was identified as the suspect and later located in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood, where he was arrested, Fong said.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for head and leg injuries that are considered life-threatening, Fong said.
Sheppard was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, he said.
9:27 AM: A woman was critically injured when she was hit by a truck while crossing the street in San Francisco on Monday evening, a police spokesman said today.
The truck was making a right turn from Mission Street onto 13th Street when it struck the 47-year-old woman at 5:48 p.m., police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.
The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with head and leg injuries that are considered life-threatening, Fong said.
The truck left the scene afterward but was stopped in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood a short time later, and its 54-year-old driver was taken into custody on suspicion of hit-and-run, according to Fong.
The suspect’s name was not immediately available, he said.
Elsewhere: Man arrested following hit-run under Central Freeway, pedestrian seriously injured [Ex]
Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Hit And Run [ML@L]
Woman Critically Hurt in Hit-And-Run Accident [Weekly]
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News