An 88-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene near Alamo Square Park on Wednesday, July 21, and now an arrest has been made in the case.
Neighbors on Nextdoor reported seeing a silver-haired woman in the street, in the vicinity of the crosswalks at Fulton and Pierce on the north side of Alamo Square Park around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The woman had been struck by what's only been described as a white sedan.
The woman was left with life-threatening injuries, and the SFPD Investigations Bureau posted about the incident on Thursday, seeking the public's help to identify the driver.
A vehicle struck an 88 year old woman last night near Alamo Sq leaving her critically injured. The vehicle fled the scene. An investigation is underway to identify the driver. Anyone who witnessed this or has video is asked to call our tip line (415)575-4444. 210461931.— SFPD Investigations Bureau (@sfpdinvestigate) July 22, 2021
A vigil for the woman was planned at 6 p.m. Friday near the children's playground in Alamo Square Park.
Police are seeking security camera footage from the area and any tips the public may be able to provide. Tips can be called in anonymously to 415-575-4444, or you can text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.
Update: The woman, thankfully, is expected to survive — and reports of her death on Nextdoor were untrue.
As KPIX reports, police made an arrest within days of the hit-and-run, taking 63-year-old Binh Tran of San Francisco into custody on the 1700 block of 43rd Avenue. His vehicle was also seized by the SFPD for further investigation.
*This post has been updated throughout, and an earlier version included unconfirmed reports that the victim had died.