11:18 AM 3/21: A woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood Thursday morning has been identified as Oi Yeung, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.
Yeung, an 82-year-old San Francisco woman, was struck around 11:15 a.m. at Bayshore Boulevard and Visitacion Avenue by a driver in a white Dodge Durango that fled the scene, according to police.
Police had initially believed Yeung was in her 60s.
She was hit by the SUV that turned left onto Bayshore Boulevard where Yeung was crossing the street on a green light, according to police.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver continued north on Bayshore Boulevard after hitting her and then turned left onto Leland Avenue one block away.
According to witness accounts, it appeared the driver was heading back to the scene, but instead he drove away south on Bayshore Boulevard, police said.
This morning, police continue searching for the driver. An image of the SUV with a black ski rack on top was released Thursday evening.
The driver is described as having short curly hair and light brown skin and is either black with light skin or Hispanic.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon issued a statement Thursday night sharing his condolences with Yeung’s family and urging everyone on the road to be careful.
“With San Francisco’s roadways becoming increasingly dense, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians cannot afford to get distracted or let their guard down,” he said in the statement.
There have been six fatal pedestrian deaths in San Francisco so far this year.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News
6:17 PM: San Francisco police have released a video surveillance image of the suspect vehicle in a hit and run collision that killed a woman in Visitacion Valley this morning.
The image, taken from video cameras in the area, shows a white Dodge Durango SUV with a black ski rack on top, as described by witnesses to the collision.
The fatal collision was reported at 11:16 a.m. at Bayshore Boulevard and Visitacion Avenue, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, had been walking east on Visitacion Avenue and crossing Bayshore Boulevard in a crosswalk with a green light, Esparza said.
She was struck when an SUV that had been heading east on Visitacion Avenue made a left turn onto Bayshore.
The driver continued north on Bayshore before turning left onto Leland Avenue, a block away, Esparza said.
Witnesses told police it looked like the driver was turning around to head back to the scene, but instead he drove away, south on Bayshore Boulevard, according to Esparza.
The suspect is described as having short curly hair and light brown skin and is either black with light skin or Hispanic, Esparza said.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Esparza said.
She has not yet been identified, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.
The collision affected San Francisco Municipal Railway buses and light-rail vehicles this afternoon, with T-Third Street inbound light-rail vehicles switching back at Armstrong Avenue and the 8X-Bayshore Express and 9-San Bruno bus lines rerouting around the area.
Sara Gaiser/Sasha Lekach, Bay City News