Pedestrian Killed in Collision, Driver Attempts to Walk Away (Update)
Update 2:55 p.m.: San Francisco police identified the driver in the fatal pedestrian collision early this morning as 27-year-old Mageb Hussain of Emeryville. Hussain was charged with felony hit and run and felony vehicular manslaughter.
Update 12:35 p.m.: Police say the male pedestrian had been walking outside the crosswalk when he was hit.
Original Story: An unidentified pedestrian was killed early this morning after a car traveling along Van Ness Avenue through the Pacific Heights neighborhood struck the victim.
Officer Gordon Shyy says the driver hit the pedestrian at about 1 a.m. as the victim was walking at Van Ness and Pacific avenues. The pedestrian died at the scene.
The driver remained at the scene briefly, but then witnesses saw him walk away, westbound on Pacific Avenue. As officers arrived, the same witnesses pointed out the driver who was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter and hit and run, Shyy says.
The driver has not yet been identified.
This is the city's third pedestrian death this year.