Outer Mission Bank Reopens After Woman Crashes Into Building

The woman suspected of DUI and crashing into a bank in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood Tuesday morning remains in the hospital today with serious head injuries, police said.

The crash at the Bank of America branch at 5150 Mission St. near Geneva Avenue was reported around 5:50 a.m., according to police.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was speeding on southbound Mission Street in a white Mazda sedan when she narrowly avoided a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus, hit the curb and crashed into the building, police said.

The woman, who police said is between 40 and 50 years old, was extricated from the car by emergency crews. She suffered life-threatening injuries and remains at San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

No one else was injured in the incident, but the outside of the bank was damaged.

The bank was closed at the time of the crash and no employees were inside.

A bank employee said today that the bank reopened Tuesday around 3 p.m. and was serving customers again today, despite damage to the building.

She said only a front section of the building was affected and had since been boarded up.

Police had said the damage was cosmetic, and nearby buildings were not affected.

The employee did not know when repairs were expected to be completed.

In the crash, the entrance, including some tiled columns, was smashed and several windowpanes shattered.

Two ATMs located near the front doors were not damaged in the crash and are have been operational, the employee said.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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