July 8, 2009
San Francisco police are seeking the public's help in a bicycle collision hit and run that occurred on Wednesday, July 1, at the intersection of Valencia and 18th streets shortly before noon. This incident involves a 42-year-old San Francisco man, who was proceeding northbound on Valencia riding his bicycle with his four-year-old son in the bicycle seat behind him.
As they proceeded through the intersection on a green light, a motorist traveling westbound on 18th Street ran the red light and struck the bicycle, causing both the bicyclist and his son to fall to the pavement. The driver did not stop to render aid to the injured bicyclist or to exchange identification. The bicyclist suffered a fractured back. His son was not injured. Both were wearing helmets.
Witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as possibly a gray SUV or gray Chrysler PT Cruiser, with a possible partial plate of KAY_ [heart symbol] _. The driver was described only as a female, late 20s, with dark hair. No one else was in the vehicle. There may be front-end damage to the vehicle.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is urged to contact Inspector Jim Custer of the Hit and Run Detail, 553-9516, or to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444. For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103