Image of crash via Bernal Journal/Twitter

Witnesses report a vehicle crash in Bernal Heights Park occurred Monday morning at around 7 a.m. According to passersby on the scene, policers officers detained two people who were in the vehicle when it crashed on the service road to the summit of Bernal Hill—a road that is typically blocked by a locked gate.

A witness who spoke with Bernalwood had this to say:

I’m not sure how they got through the barrier. I was near the top and witnessed it from 20ft away on the other side of the barrier. The drivers were speeding up the service road and crashed near the bench. The driver told me not to call the cops, and said he was Steve Jobs. They fled into the cellular tower gate. The suspects were in police custody when I left.

According to San Francisco Police spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan, police first heard reports this morning of a “vehicle that was purposely trying to hit pedestrians and other vehicles.”

Officer Gatpandan says an eyewitness on scene  “saw suspects break into the service road, and power up there. When officers arrived, they saw gate was open, detained two people at the scene.”

The incident report is still being compiled and Gatpandan couldn’t comment on what precise charges the two suspects are facing. Nor could she comment on what their potential motivation was for ill-fated ride.

We’ll update this post with additional information as warranted.

Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top...

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