San Francisco

Sunday Night Hit-And-Run Injures 1 At Market & 16th [Updated]

At around 8:20pm Sunday evening, a suspected hit-and-run at the intersection of Market, 16th and Noe streets left one local man with a broken leg and fractures to his face.

Although he stumbled upon the scene after the collision had taken place, our tipster, John E., told us that a driver struck the victim then allegedly fled the scene.

“This was a very bad situation,” wrote our tipster. “I hope the guy makes it.”

Another bystander told our tipster that the victim was walking south on Market from Cafe Flore, toward the flower stand of Market and 16th streets, when a driver turned onto Market Street from Noe.

The fire department, police, and paramedics reported to the scene; however, our tipster told us that there was no confirmation on who the vehicle driver was or whether the driver fled the scene.

This isn’t the first incident at the intersection of Market, Noe and 16th streets.

A Castro Farmers’ Market worker was struck by a car last June, a motorcycle collided with another vehicle last December, and pedestrians and drivers were left to fend for themselves in a nearly 10-hour blackout at the same intersection last month.

Market and 16th streets are both listed as high-injury corridors, and improving the intersection has been included in the Upper Market Street Safety Project—but changes have yet to be made.

Although we’ve identified Sunday night’s hit-and-run victim, his family has asked us not to release his name at this time. We can report, however, that he is a member of a local dance company.

“He’s asked to recover and heal in Monterey with my family,” the victim’s brother told us.

The victim’s brother also expressed concern with the intersection where the hit-and-run took place. “If we can help make this road safer and prevent this from happening to somebody else, we would love to help," he said.

We've contacted the SFPD to confirm whether a suspected driver or vehicle has been identified as part of this incident and will update this story accordingly.

Update, 2pm: The SFPD has confirmed that an investigation into this hit-and-run is underway. "No suspect or vehicle has been identified. This is an open investigation," says Officer Giselle Talkoff

The victim's family has also launched a GoFundMe campaign, seeking to raise $5,000 to help cover his medical expenses.


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