I feel that it is my duty as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area community to keep the issue of hit-and-run collisions in the news, hoping that the culpable parties can be brought to justice and hoping that, if they are prosecuted, this will be a deterrent to further hit-and-run drivers.
As a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Attorney, I learn of way too many accidents to pedestrians. The most frustrating pedestrian accidents are when the person causing harm flees the scene. I always ask if the injured person may have suffered less harm had the person who hit them not abandoned them with no medical attention.
On March 3, 2012 another San Francisco pedestrian hit-and-run occured, leaving the 60-year-old man critically injured in the Potrero Hill area at 2:02 a.m. The severely injured pedestrian was just left there near the intersection of 16th Street and Potrero Avenue after the suspect jumped the curb to hit him and then fled the scene.
According to police, the injured pedestrian was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening head trauma.
My sincere condolences go out to the man and his family.
SFPD determined that the suspect was driving a cream-colored, 1970s-era Chevrolet El Camino and was traveling east on 16th Street after the pedestrian collision. The SFPD are still looking for this suspect.
If you or anyone you know has any information about this accident, the name of the driver or the whereabouts of the fugive, call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT or text 408-355-0999 to help solve this crime.
About the author: Claude Wyle is an aggressive advocate for San Francisco pedestrians. Claude has decades of experience representing those harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, and, as a Bay Area personal injury attorney, has fought to protect the rights of injured adults and children throughout his legal career.