Scooter Rider In Critical Condition Following SoMa Hit-And-Run

Scooter Rider In Critical Condition Following SoMa Hit-And-RunThe intersection of Eighth and Howard. (Photo: Google)
Rose Garrett
Published on November 04, 2016

A man is fighting for his life after being struck by a vehicle while he was riding a motor scooter through the intersection of Eighth and Howard streets. The driver fled the scene after the collision.

The incident occurred around 2:25am this morning, according to the Examiner, which reports that the victim, a 43-year-old man, was hospitalized after suffering a compound fracture and a head wound.

The suspect vehicle has been described by police as a dark-colored SUV, but no further information is currently available.

A year ago, a man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run while riding his scooter on San Jose Avenue, also at night. In April, two men were arrested for their alleged involvement in that incident.

As always, SFPD asks anyone with additional information about this morning's collision to call the police tip line at (415) 575-4444, or send a text to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.