A man was seriously injured Monday when a driver struck him as he was getting into his own parked car.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim, a man in his 60s, was getting into his vehicle at Gaven Street and San Bruno Avenue at 7:25 Monday morning when a person driving a brown Acura Legend struck him from behind.
The driver fled the scene, leaving the man with head trauma and severe injuries to his leg. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Though police "later recovered" the vehicle, no arrests have been made in the case, nor is there any suspect information available regarding the driver, SFPD says. They're hopeful, however, that the public will rise up to assist, and asks that anyone with information on the hit-and-run call SFPD's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or via tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.
This is at least the third injury-causing hit-and-run in San Francisco in less than two weeks: on Saturday, August 23, the driver of a pickup truck struck a woman as she was crossing Mission Street, and on Sunday August 24 a 57-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were injured when the driver of a Dodge Durango slammed into their vehicle then fled on foot. No arrests have been made in either of those cases, police said today.