Police Say Motorist Did Not Flee After Killing Skateboarder

San Francisco police said the man behind the wheel of a vehicle that fatally struck a 21-year-old San Leandro man skateboarding in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday night remained at the scene following the collision.

The skateboarder, Arman Lester, was fatally struck at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Third Street and Cargo Way, about a block south of a popular skate spot at Indiana and Tulare streets, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The collision was initially reported by police as a hit-and-run, but San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said today that the motorist, a man in his 70s, pulled over further down the road in order to get his vehicle out of the path of traffic and was apparently waiting for police to arrive.

Police located the driver and vehicle shortly after the collision.

According to Shyy, the driver was not under the influence of alcohol and no charges have been filed against him.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led up to the collision and whether or not the driver got out of his vehicle to help Lester following the collision.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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