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Bicyclist critically injured after being hit by car on Cesar Chavez St.

A a 25-year-old bicyclist remains in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle Monday morning near the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Alabama streets.  Police report that the 29-year-old driver was traveling westbound on Cesar Chavez Street toward Valencia Street around 8 a.m., and struck the bicyclist while attempting to make a turn. Police also reported two robberies in...

SF Driver tries to flee after colliding with a U.S. Postal service truck

A driver collided with a U.S. Postal Service truck at 3 p.m. and tried to flee from the intersection of Mission and Valencia streets, but a retired highway patrol officer jumped in to help apprehend the driver.  The woman, who was later taken into custody,  appeared to be in her 40s.  The female postal employee driving the truck was transported to a nearby...

Mission police arrest two men linked to fatal 19th Street shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal March 17 shooting of 44-year-old Jorge Martinez at 19th and Mission streets. Minutes after 7 p.m. on March 21, San Francisco police officers from Mission Station located and arrested 22-year-old San Francisco residents Jose Mejia-Carrillo and 23-year-old Alexis Cruz-Zepeda near 19th and Church streets.  Both men face murder and conspiracy charges and...

Car Flipped Over, One Injured in SF Mission

A car was flipped over onto its side at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday morning after two cars collided at the corner of 23rd and Mission streets when one of them ran a red light. One occupant of one of the vehicles was injured and taken to the hospital, but it was unclear which car the injured occupant was in. A black Toyota...

Man Suffers Fatal Fall from Skylight on Shotwell (update)

The 36-year-old visitor from Los Angeles who fell through a skylight to his death early this morning, had been drinking with a friend at 83 Shotwell St. between 14th and 15th Streets, according to Scott Sullivan, a housemate, who was sleeping at the time of the accident. The building has a rooftop deck that extends beyond the building and the man...

Sounds of the Silent Ride: Remembering Slain Cyclists

  Anthony Ryan lost most of his front teeth when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The driver was running a red light, and Ryan was in the hospital for three days, but he was found at fault in the collision. Nonetheless, he’s determined to cycle on. The co-organizer of this year’s local Ride of Silence, an...

Bicyclist in Collision on 14th and Folsom has Died

A cyclist that was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon on the corner of 14th and Folsom died from his wounds in the hospital Tuesday.  The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 66-year-old Mission District resident Charles Vinson. The Chronicle has more details: Charles Vinson, 66, of San Francisco, was riding east on 14th Street around 12:30 p.m. when...

Crash on South Van Ness Injures Three, Sparks Crackdown

A collision between a Jaguar sedan and a Toyota pickup truck at South Van Ness and 14th Streets left two pedestrians and the sedan driver seriously injured Saturday evening, according to initial reports by KGO. A neighbor said this morning that when he returned to his home late Saturday night he saw the truck almost on top of the smaller car, with...

East Bay Chase Ends with 5-Car Crash on Capp St.

A police chase that started just after 11 p.m. Wednesday night ended 40 minutes later on Capp and 24th streets when a taxi crashed into the fleeing vehicle, injuring two and spinning off to involve three parked cars on Capp between 24th and 25th streets. The driver fled on foot, but was quickly arrested, according to Officer Mike Ferguson from...

Pedestrian Hit by an Allegedly Drunk Driver

  Police reported today that a woman is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after being hit Friday at 8:10 p.m. by a drunk driver.  The 35-year-old pedestrian at Mission and 30th Streets. It appears that she may have been hit while standing at the bus stop. The driver, James Bell, 45, was arrested for allegedly driving under...

Bomb Squad Clears Grenade at 25th and Capp, and Other Weekend Crime Tales

The San Francisco Police Department Bomb Squad recovered a potential explosive device in a residence at 25th and Capp Street on Monday morning — what appears to be a grenade-like device found by the family going through a deceased relative’s home. There were no reported injuries. A neighborhood source spoke to a woman outside the house, who said her father...

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run

A man was critically injured after being struck by a car in the Mission District early Thursday morning. The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered life-threatening injuries and is at San Francisco General Hospital. Police said the man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was crossing the intersection near Valencia Street and Clinton Park when he...

Two Women Injured When Trailer Truck Knocks Down Light on 24th and South Van Ness

Around 7:20 p.m. Monday two women were injured when a large trailer truck with the letters TWT tried to make a right hand turn onto 24th Street from South Van Ness. The trailer hit the stop light and it fell, injuring  two young women who were standing on the sidewalk. One of the women was walking and the other was...

Bail for Collision Suspect Set at $10 Million

On Friday, Judge Samuel K. Feng set bail at $10 million in the case of David Morales, the 19-year-old suspect involved in a two-car collision on New Year’s day that killed two people on 21st Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Feng scheduled Morales’ arraignment for Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Hall of Justice, following a court...

Donations for Collision Victims Accepted at Muzio’s

Two donation boxes have been set up at the corner of 21st Street and South Van Ness Avenue, where two people died following a collision Jan. 1. One of the victims’ relatives told Mission Local that funds will help the families of the victims send their bodies home for burial. Francisco Gutierrez, a 26-year-old man, was struck and killed by...