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In this incident, the suspect, driving a 2007 Jeep, proceeded northbound on 2nd Street and turned westbound onto Townsend Street, striking the victim, a 53-year-old San Francisco man, who was in the crosswalk on a green light. The driver fled the scene. The victim’s injuries were later deemed to be non-life-threatening.
Police initiated an investigation, including the examination of surveillance video evidence, that helped lead to the identification of Kessler. A felony arrest warrant was issued on August 9 and she surrendered to police on August 14.
Kessler was charged with felony hit and run, causing great bodily injury.