Cyclist Injured In Mission & Embarcadero Hit-And-Run [Updated]

Cyclist Injured In Mission & Embarcadero Hit-And-Run [Updated]
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By Rose Garrett - Published on October 20, 2015.

Yet another cyclist/vehicle collision has joined the recent spate of such incidents around the city.

At 5:30pm yesterday, a 38-year-old man was riding a bike southbound on Embarcadero towards Mission Street. According to police, a white Toyota Camry with no plates was also traveling southbound on Embarcadero when the driver attempted to turn right onto Mission, striking the victim. 

The man suffered a shoulder injury and was transported to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in non-critical condition. Though it's not explicitly stated on the SFPD report, it appears that the driver stayed on the scene. Update, 9pm: In response to our queries, SFPD Public Information officer Albie Esparza confirms that the driver fled the scene, and that the incident is officially being considered a hit-and-run.

Anecdotally, cyclist/vehicle collisions appear to be on the uptick, with the death of Mark Heryer on Market Street on Oct. 11th, plus a collision that resulted in a serious injury at Embarcadero near Chestnut Street the same day. The next day saw a collision at Haight & Steiner, and recent months saw a collision at Market & Octavia on Aug. 11th and a collision and critical injury at Divisadero & Golden Gate on Aug. 27th.