In news that should please anyone concerned about the recent wave of hit-and-runs sweeping SF, the San Francisco Police Department says they've made an arrest in a collision so severe that the victim lost a limb.

As previously reported, a a 64-year-old man was getting into his car at Gaven Street and San Bruno Avenue Monday morning at 7:23 a.m. when, says SFPD spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, "a 4-door Acura Legend that was traveling eastbound on Gaven Street swerved into the victim crushing him."

The man was left with head trauma and injuries to his leg that were so severe, Esparza says today, that "the victim lost his leg."

The driver fled the scene, "making no attempt to render aid," Esparza says.

Today, Esparza reveals, "the front license plate fell off the Acura and was left behind at the scene." By 8:30 that morning, officers from Ingleside Station had also found the car, dumped in a parking lot on the 300 block of Alemany Boulevard, Esparza says.

A check of the vehicle's registration showed that the car belonged to 23-year-old San Francisco man Sirvaunte Rhodes (pictured above right).

According to Esparza, Rhodes "had a pending unrelated misdemeanor traffic case against him and met with Traffic Collision Investigation Unit investigators" on September 1. After he was questioned regarding Monday's hit-and-run, he was taken into custody without incident, Esparza says.

Rhodes was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of felony hit and run, mayhem and falsifying evidence. The victim of the collision, says Esparza, "is still hospitalized in serious condition."

Previously: SFPD Seeks Driver Of Hit-And-Run Acura