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Published on April 24, 2024
San Francisco's Bob's Donuts Baker Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Incident, Community Rallies with GoFundMe SupportSource: Google Street View

An early morning calamity on the streets of San Francisco has critically injured a beloved local baker, according to reports. Jesus Zamudio, a baker for the cherished institution Bob’s Donuts, was the victim of a hit-and-run incident while on his way to work around 2:55 am Sunday, ABC7 News reported. Bob's Donuts confirmed the distressing news via a Facebook post, stating that Zamudio, an integral part of their team, has worked across all three of their locations in the city.

The accident took place at the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Guerrero Street just before the baker’s early morning shift. Zamudio was struck by a car while riding his electric scooter, yet he was found without identification — only recognizable by his Bob’s Donuts uniform. With Zamudio remaining unresponsive in critical condition, the community has rallied around him, as expressed in a statement to the SF Standard by co-owner Rebekah Ahn, “He just didn't show up, and that's not like him at all.”

A GoFundMe page to assist with his mounting medical bills has collected over $21,000 by Wednesday morning. The fundraiser will also support his family in Mexico, with Zamudio described as the principal provider for his wife and two small children. Those who wish to help can find the donation page linked in Bob's Donuts’ social media message, urging the community to keep Zamudio in their thoughts and prayers.

Authorities are seeking information on the driver who fled the scene, leaving Zamudio fighting for his life. Any leads that might bring the perpetrator to light are crucial when community and justice seem tragically out to intersect. Anyone with details is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411, starting the message with "SFPD," according to ABC7 News. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.