Driver arrested after fatal accident in San Francisco

Police and fire emergency crews are responding to a collision in San Francisco's South of Market District.

March 19, 2010 11:18:25 AM PDT
A pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck in San Francisco's South of Market District this morning has been pronounced dead at a local hospital, a police sergeant said.

San Francisco police this morning arrested a 36-year-old Central California man on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after he allegedly fatally struck a pedestrian standing on a San Francisco Municipal Railways platform.

The crash took place at about 5 a.m. at Fourth and King streets, near the Caltrain station.

According to police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams, Dwain Davis, of Templeton, was driving a white pickup truck southbound on Fourth Street that collided with a big-rig going eastbound on King Street.

Davis' pickup then lost control and struck a male pedestrian standing on a Muni platform, according to Williams.

The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died. The big-rig driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Davis, who was uninjured, was detained at the crash site and arrested later in the morning for driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter, according to Williams.

The crash, which impacted Muni service and vehicle traffic in the area for nearly four hours, is still under investigation.