Car crashes into fire hydrant, building in SF

SAN FRANCISCO

Police attempted to pull the male driver over for a minor traffic violation when he failed to stop his vehicle and crashed into a fire hydrant and then a building near the intersection of Folsom and Essex Streets at 3:43 a.m.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and taken into custody, police said.

Police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

Water and fire crews are on scene this morning and have closed Essex Street, which is a main access point to the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

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