A hit-and-run collision on Thursday afternoon sent a 61-year-old pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries.
The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. as the man was crossing the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A 21-year-old man drove into the intersection, hitting another vehicle. The second vehicle in turn spun out of control and struck the pedestrian, who was crossing the street.
The 21-year-old driver fled the scene, but was arrested by police. The victim remains at the hospital in life-threatening condition.
Also on Thursday, at 9:21 p.m., a 36-year-old man was assaulted by a 63-year-old man near 17th and Harrison streets. The suspect reportedly punched the victim, causing the latter to fall to the ground. The victim sustained non-critical injuries in the fall and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the suspect was not arrested.