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Police arrested a 26-year-old man on Tuesday for allegedly hijacking a construction truck at 19th and Sanchez streets, colliding with another car, and driving off. 

At around noon on Tuesday, police responded at 19th and Sanchez to reports of a stolen vehicle and a collision, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Adam Lobsinger. 

Multiple construction employees said that a man — later identified as 26-year-old Michael Brinks — climbed into one of the construction trucks, drove away, and immediately collided with another construction vehicle, causing a 66-year-old employee to fall from the truck. 

The construction worker was temporarily hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. But Brinks got away in the truck — temporarily, at least. Police later found the truck abandoned at Dolores and Liberty streets. And they found Brinks a couple blocks away at 22nd and Dolores streets and arrested him. 

Brinks was booked in San Francisco County Jail on the charges of hit-and-run, unlawful taking or driving a vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and a “local warrant,” which Lobsinger did not specify.  

Julian Mark

Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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