Elderly Man, 74, Hit and Injured by Vehicle at 6th and Mission Streets
LOCATION: South of Market, San Francisco
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Wednesday, February 20th
February 21, 2019 – A 74-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in the area of 6th and Mission Streets, according to SF Examiner.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in San Francisco Wednesday, Feb 20
A police officer reportedly found a man lying on the ground at the intersection of San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood around 5:19 a.m. Preliminary investigation revealed the elderly was hit by a motorist who fled the scene before authorities arrived.
As per the article, the pedestrian was unconscious during transport the hospital. The identity of the victim, and their condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Authorities mentioned the suspect vehicle is possibly a red automobile, but more details about it and the vehicle were not immediately available.
Further investigation on the hit-and-run collision is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that the motorist who continued driving after hitting the elderly man will be held responsible for the pedestrian accident.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim in this specific incident may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault. We hope the alleged hit-and-run driver will be located soon.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.