Police say video surveillance shows the driver of a burgundy Prius traveling westbound on 23rd, clipping a MUNI bus traveling northbound on Mission. That's when the car is believed to have hit a passenger getting off the bus and grazing a second passenger, then hitting a man crossing a sidewalk.
Mission St. between 24th and 22nd. @SFPD says 3 people were hit at about 420pm this afternoon by a speeding Prius. 2 people in critical condition. Police suspect alcohol, investigation continues. Driver was last seen on scene getting medical attention. Details @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/bsd16s78QS— KrisReyes (@KrisReyes) February 13, 2020
Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition. Both are from San Francisco, one is 49 years old, the other is 34.
"Somehow this driver of this burgundy Prius accelerated at a high speed making contact with the bus and injuring a passenger that was in the crosswalk basically sandwiching the person," said Sgt. Frank Harrell. "The bus stopped after being clipped, two passengers tried to disembark. The first passenger that stepped off the bus was immediately impacted by the suspect vehicle that was fleeing."
One man who works in the area saw the impact.
"I see when that happened in the corner, I feel really bad because I don't know if that guy is dead or no," said Miguel Garcia.
Police say the driver left the scene for about five minutes before returning.
The driver was in an ambulance to get a medical evaluation and also took what appeared to be a field sobriety test.
The Prius passenger also remained on scene but she was not being investigated. Police say alcohol may have been a factor.
"I don't know what his degree of sobriety is right now, we will conduct further investigation to determine that," said Harrell.
Mission St. Reopened at 23rd after crash that hit 3 people, 2 of them now in critical condition. Driver of the car was given a field sobriety test. Police still investigating. More details on @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/tXTY1A9OTr— KrisReyes (@KrisReyes) February 13, 2020