Stolen Vehicle Involved in Two Hit-and-Run Collisions Located Unoccupied

A stolen vehicle involved in two hit-and-run injury collisions in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Sunday afternoon was located unoccupied in the city’s Bayview District later that same day, a police spokeswoman said today.

San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said that while the suspect driver remains at large after fleeing the two collisions near Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street at about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, the silver SUV he was driving was recovered unoccupied near Ingalls Street and Beatrice Lane in the Bayview District about an hour later.

The registered owner of the suspect vehicle, a 2005 Toyota SUV, was in the process of reporting the vehicle stolen when police located it in the Bayview District.

The suspect driver, described as a man between 25 and 30 years old, struck a 58-year-old woman in the street near the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street.

While fleeing that collision, the driver then struck a 58-year-old man in a crosswalk and kept driving, police said.

The suspect was last seen fleeing south in the stolen vehicle on Eighth Street, police said.

Both pedestrians were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. The woman was suffering from a head wound while the man was suffering from shoulder pain, police said.

The driver remains at large and anyone with information about his identity or his whereabouts has been asked to contact the San Francisco police anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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