San Francisco Police are seeking witnesses in a fatal hit and run involving a bicyclist that occurred shortly after 2:00 A.M. Thursday, January 12, 2006. In this incident, a 26-year-old woman bicyclist was traveling southbound on Polk Street when a motorist traveling westbound on Geary Street reportedly ran a red light, causing the bicyclist to strike the passenger door of the vehicle and catapulting her, resulting in her striking the front area of the vehicle before landing on the street. The driver fled the scene.
The victim was taken to SFGH and was pronounced dead at about 9:45 this morning. The victim’s name is not being released pending next-of-kin notification.
According to witnesses, the suspect vehicle was an SUV-style black Honda, model
CR-V. The driver was described as a black male. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
Police investigators are asking for additional witnesses or for anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Hit and Run, 415-553-1641, or to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444.
Since there is noticeable damage to the passenger door of the vehicle resulting from the collision, auto repair shop personnel are asked to contact police if anyone brings in a vehicle as described above with passenger door damage.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
photos of a similar subject vehicle is pictured below
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103