A 35-year-old man was killed when he was run over by a fuel tanker truck in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood late Tuesday night, police said.
The driver of the truck may not have realized that the man was hanging on the back of the vehicle while driving along Mason Street around 11:50 p.m., police said.
Witnesses told police that a man was riding along, hanging on the truck between two fuel tanks it was towing, according to police.
As the driver turned onto Turk Street, the man fell down and was struck by the trailer, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver left the scene but might not be aware of the man’s death because of the circumstances, police said. Investigators are still trying to identify and locate the driver.
Jamey Padojino, Scott Morris, and Andrew Dickey, Bay City News