The Bartal family released this photo of their son, Albert, who was critically injured after an intentional hit-run in the Richmond on Thanksgiving. It began when the suspect, Eduardo Esquivel, and Albert got into a physical altercation at a Jack in the Box on 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. After the two were separated, Albert then left the restaurant, but Eduardo decided to get into his SUV, followed the Albert to a nearby gas station, and then plowed his vehicle into the victim.
Albert, a former Marine and Cal Fire firefighter, remains in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury at San Francisco General Hospital. Eduardo is being held on felony charges for mayhem, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with great bodily injury.