Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes on 17th and South Van Ness

SFMTA workers direct traffic on the corner of 17th and South Van Ness streets. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

KTVU reports that a suspected drunk driver led the Highway Patrol on a chase around 2 a.m. on Thursday, crashing into several vehicles and injuring a pedestrian along the way.

Before coming to a stop on 17th and South Van Ness streets, the female driver — who raced down Highway 80 and into the city — hit a truck, crashed through a traffic light pole, smashed into a fence and struck a van, officials told the local news station.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was driven to a hospital in an ambulance. The traffic lights in the immediate vicinity were still out of service as of 7 a.m. Traffic is slow but steady in the area.

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  1. Nicole

    I heard the chase from my place. I also heard her get out of her vehicle and I believe laugh. It was so creepy!

  2. Dave

    Just another crash on South Van Ness. One of many. Hopefully this ends soon.

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