A driver on the run from police ran a red at a Richmond District intersection Wednesday night, causing a crash that injured two.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, it all began when officers attempted to make what they characterize as a routine traffic stop at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday night, near the intersection of Anza Street and Fifth Avenue.
The driver, a 20-year-old man, was headed east on Anza when an SFPD unit tried to pull him over. Police did not immediately provide details on the reason for the stop.
Instead of complying with the police signal that he yield, the driver fled "at a high rate of speed," police say.
According to the SFPD, the driver "made a right turn onto 5th Ave and ran the red light at the intersection on 5th Ave and Balboa."
That's when he slammed into another car, police say, one that contained a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old man.
Both were injured in the crash, police say, and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Police, who were behind the fleeing driver, managed to detain the suspect at the scene of the crash. He was arrested, according to the SFPD, and was booked into San Francisco County Jail Wednesday evening.