San Francisco bicyclist injured in violent hit-and-run accident

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A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run and was thankful for the good people who helped get her to the hospital. Police are still searching for the driver who hit her. (KGO-TV)

A bicyclist was hit by a car earlier this week and seriously injured in San Francisco. It happened on Portero Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets, right next to San Francisco General Hospital.

At first glance Dana Fernie looks like she's recovering from her injuries pretty well, but when you take a closer look, you notice her bruised eye and a serious head injury.

"Unfortunately, I don't remember anything," Fernie said. "I remember getting on my bike, and then I don't remember anything until waking up in my overnight room at the hospital."

At about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night she was bicycling home on Portero Avenue near 22nd Street when she was hit by a vehicle. The driver left the scene.

Her boyfriend says a few good Samaritans found her and walked her to San Francisco General Hospital.

"The negative thing about his is some person did something horribly selfish, but four people did something fantastic you know," said Fernie's boyfriend Dan Anderson.

Unfortunately, investigators don't have many clues because no witnesses have come forward and there aren't many surveillance cameras, but there is an important piece of evidence-- a side view mirror found at the scene. It may have come from the suspect's car.

Officials believe that the vehicle was a dark colored Mini Cooper.

Fernie had been an avid bicyclist. She's thankful to those who helped her get to the hospital. "It's very rare that people stop to help other people," she said. "And i'm just very grateful that they stopped and helped me."

This is an ongoing investigation so anyone with information can call San Francisco police.

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