San Francisco police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
February 19, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The San Francisco Police Department
is asking for the public's help in locating the driver of a van
involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, police
Officer Maria Oropeza said today.
Around 11:30 p.m., the victim, a black man in his 30s, was walking
in a crosswalk near the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and
Silver Avenue when he was struck by the van, Oropeza said.
The victim was dragged seven to eight feet before he became dislodged
from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Oropeza
"It was a pretty horrific accident," Oropeza said.
"That's why we're asking for the public's help."
The vehicle is described as a black van with tinted windows that
likely sustained major front-end and undercarriage damage as a
result of the collision, Oropeza said.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office is withholding the
name of the man killed pending notification of next of kin.
Police ask that anyone with more information on the accident
contact the Police Department at (415) 575-4444.
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