Pedestrian Hit Twice by Separate Cars, Drivers Flee the Scene

Categories: Pedestrians

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This white van
This is unbelievable.

Police are looking for a driver in a white van who ran over a pedestrian after he/she had been hit by another car while walking along Turk Street on New Year's Eve.

Officer Albie Esparza says the incident happened at about 9:45 a.m. when a black BMW ran a red light, hitting an unidentified pedestrian in a crosswalk, headed west on Turk Street. After hitting the victim, the driver stopped, backed up, and a female driver got out of the car and walked away, police said.

The woman's boyfriend slid over into the driver's seat and drove away, west on Turk Street, leaving the pedestrian on the street.

As a result of that collision, the pedestrian was thrown into the intersection right in the path of a white van. The driver of the van ran the already injured pedestrian over. The driver backed up and parked along the south curb on Turk Street. The driver eventually left the scene, never identifying himself to police.

Police did catch up with the drivers from the initial hit and run; They arrested 33-year-old Veronica Gonzalez on suspicion of felony hit and run, driving with a suspended driver's license, and no insurance. Ivan Roldan, 25, was also booked for accessory after the fact, as well as driving with a suspended license, and failing to properly secure their 1-year-old child in a child's seat.

Police are now looking for the third hit and run suspect, who is described as a 30-40-year-old man wearing a blue-and-white checkered shirt. He was driving a white 86-87 Dodge or Ford van.

Here's footage of the van:

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 575-4444 or "Text-a-Tip" at TIP411. Begin the message with "SFPD" in the subject line.




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Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

"That San Francisco for you. No one gives a shit. Turn the whole fucking place into a petting zoo" The end result of gentrification. You "liberals" asked for it.

Deb Behan
Deb Behan

I drove in the City today for the first time in a month and found four people just jaywalking at mid blocks dodging cars. No wonder people are getting hit. But no reason not to stop!

Bob Young
Bob Young

Apt commentary on modern society=worthless and cowardly!

Paula Conway
Paula Conway

Awful, karma will come and bite them in the ass

Gee Wb
Gee Wb

Thats messed up fleeing the scene! How they sleep at nite! Hope they got caught!

Rolando Sanchez
Rolando Sanchez

People are losing all sense of humanity...sad and true!

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

With the ignorance in this city, I'm surprised more bicyclists don't become hood ornaments during Critical Mass.

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

If only two cars hit the pedestrian, how do you get a third suspect?

David William Wagner
David William Wagner

That San Francisco for you. No one gives a shit. Turn the whole fucking place into a petting zoo

Ina Zacharaki
Ina Zacharaki

What is happening with the "hit pedestrians".in SF,lately?

Victoria Kardum
Victoria Kardum

Pedestrians in this city DO NOT Wait for the lights or follow traffic laws. This situation requires personal responsibility and cooperation more than it does the City of SF Creating a SAFE PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT. How can the City of SF MAKE people safe who refuse to wait their turn and follow the rules of the road, street, lights, traffic etc???? (Rhetorical question). While the accidents and deaths are TRAGIC, what is also tragic is the fact that people just do NOT GIVE A RODENTS RECTUM! And walk when and where they please. All you have to do is stand on Market Street for 5 minutes and you will see the egregious actions of pedestrians everywhere. PLEASE EVERYONE, if you are on foot, a bike or in a car….WAIT FOR YOUR TURN! A few seconds may save your life! Thank you I am stepping down from my SoapBox now.

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

What is happening? Are you ALL idiots!?

Tina Odisho
Tina Odisho

Trying to free up apartment space. Lol

otrannel
otrannel

Oh, you "teabaggers" make me lol all over myself.

Angry_Pedestrian
Angry_Pedestrian

Uh, the pedestrian in this case was in the crosswalk and had the right of way. Good job blaming the victim though!

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