Embarcadero hit-and-run injures pedal cab driver, family of 4

Embarcadero hit-and-run injures pedal cab driver, family of 4
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By Walter Thompson - Published on June 28, 2018.

Police are seeking the driver of a car that struck a pedal cab carrying a family of four along the Embarcadero yesterday afternoon and fled the scene.

The cab driver and four passengers — a mother, a father, and two young children — were hospitalized. The pedal cab operator, a six-year employee of Cabrio Taxi, reportedly suffered a life-threatening head injury, according to ABC7, and the mother is in serious condition.

The crash took place in a southbound lane at approximately 4:14 p.m. near Pier 29 at the Embarcadero and Sansome street. After the suspect struck the rear of the pedal cab with a vehicle described as a gold Honda Civic sedan, they fled towards the Bay Bridge.

The Examiner reported that a spokesperson for San Francisco General Hospital said the facility admitted four patients, including two children aged eight and five, an adult female in serious condition, and an adult male in critical condition.

After canvassing the scene to interview witnesses, police investigators have started gathering video from cameras near the scene of the hit-and-run.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call SFPD's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text their information to TIP411, with "SFPD" at the start of the message.