Mary Fong Lau Arrested for Fatal Bus Stop Crash in San Francisco

 Mary Fong Lau Arrested for Fatal Bus Stop Crash in San Francisco

Woman, 78, Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 18, 2024) — Mary Fong Lau, 78, was arrested Sunday afternoon on vehicular manslaughter charges after a deadly crash into a bus stop claimed three lives.

Police also charged the woman with driving the wrong way on a divided road, reckless driving, reckless driving with bodily injury, and driving at an unsafe speed, according to CBS News.

The victims who died were a toddler and his parents, but their infant son survived with major injuries and is fighting for his life at a hospital.

Investigators reported the driver’s Mercedes SUV crashed into the family of four as they were standing near a San Francisco bus stop at Ulloa and Lenox Way.

The family was waiting for the bus to take them to the San Francisco Zoo when the deadly crash claimed their lives at around noon on Saturday, March 16th, according to CBS News.

The Mercedes SUV was traveling in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of Ulloa Street at speeds estimated to be between 50 and 70 miles per hour, CBS reported. The vehicle crashed into the family at the bus stop, killing the 18-month-old boy who was in a stroller and his 40-year-old father Diego on scene.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Paramedics responded and rushed the younger boy and his mother to a hospital with major injuries, but the 38-year-old woman Matilde died at the hospital shortly after. The victim’s names have not been released, but friends told CBS they lived in the Mission District. Also, the couple were celebrating a wedding anniversary on the day of the crash, the report said.

Walk San Francisco, a pedestrian advocacy group, is organizing a vigil for the victims at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18th at the crash site.

Meanwhile, the driver was also hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

Investigators are working on the case and attempting to piece together what happened and whether any criminal charges will be filed against the unidentified driver.

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