Pedestrian Hit Twice by Separate Cars, Drivers Flee the Scene
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.