Tag Archives: cars

Saturday night car crash causes injuries, reader reports

A resident of 23rd and Alabama streets reports that what might have been a car chase ended with a crash in the intersection Saturday night around 11 p.m. It’s unclear how many were injured or how severely, but the resident reported at least two people were transported to the hospital. According to the resident, one driver had been traveling down Alabama Street from the south...

Crash Leaves Car Flipped on 26th and Shotwell Streets

Around 1:30 p.m., a reader reports a car crash left one vehicle overturned in the Mission. Though the reader originally reported the crash took place on South Van Ness Avenue, a fire department spokesperson said the incident occurred at 26th and Shotwell streets. He said the vehicle rollover left two adults with very minor injuries, but that the incident is under police...

Confusion Follows City CarShare’s New Getaround Identity

On November 10th, after Getaround and City CarShare announced a merger of sorts, City CarShare members trying to reserve cars found a whole new car-sharing experience waiting for them. City CarShare’s fleet had been replaced by privately-owned cars that could only be reserved by permitting Getaround access to their Facebook accounts and downloading Getaround’s app onto their smartphone to gain...

Two Cars Flip Over in Mission Within Half-Hour

UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when...

Intersection Flooded After Car Rams Fire Hydrant Following a Collision

A car hit and dislodged a fire hydrant at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue after it collided with a car being used as an Uber just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, causing minor injuries and sending a geyser of water shooting skyward. “It sounded like a Transformers movie,” said 16-year-old Julian Garcia, who lives on the block and said he heard...

Commuters Voice Mixed Feelings About Mission St. Changes

San Francisco’s Mission Street is undergoing significant transformation in the coming months, but there is skepticism among drivers and bus riders that the changes will be for the better. As of last Friday, several bus stops along the corridor including those at 15th, 19th, 21st and 23rd streets had vanished. The city will now begin turning one of the lanes...

New Affordable Housing Development Renews Parking Woes

A new fully affordable housing development scheduled to be built at the corner of 17th and Folsom renewed longstanding fears about parking availability at a community meeting held yesterday, though most residents welcomed the 101-unit project for its affordability. “The street’s going to be impacted unless there’s more parking,” said Kian Alavi, a resident of the block across from the...

Child Hit By Car In Mission Intersection

Police say a young boy, between the ages of 3 and 5, was hit in the crosswalk at the intersection of Mission and 21st street this morning at 11:24 a.m. The car was a white van turning from 21st onto Mission street. The boy was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive, though...

Afternoon Report: Desperate Appeal to Recover a Son’s First Steps

The countdown to the weekend commences, but first: the Afternoon Report! In related news to yesterday’s report on smash-and-grabs, we bring you this cautionary tale and call to action: Sudarshan Lamkhede had parked his car on 17th Street between Mission and Valencia on the cold evening of December 30 and unfortunate, though familiar, fate befell him. While taking his family to an Indian...

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...

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...

Mission District Vehicle Thefts: Up One Month and Down the Next

Auto theft, a chronic problem in the Mission District, is up 64 percent this year, police Capt. Robert Moser told an audience of 40 or so community members at a Mission Station public meeting last month. But during Tuesday night’s public forum at the station, Moser told the audience that car thefts had declined by a whopping 69 percent in...