San Francisco officer hit, injured by car during catalytic converter theft investigation, police say

Police say the suspects then crashed into an 18-wheeler near the Ferry Building.

ByGloria Rodríguez and Norma Yuriar KGO logo
Monday, September 12, 2022
SF officer hit by car during catalytic converter theft investigation
San Francisco police say one of their officers is in the hospital after being hit by a car during a catalytic converter theft investigation.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco police officer was rushed to the hospital Monday morning after being hit by a car driven by suspected catalytic converter thieves.

One person was caught and two others are still on the loose, according to police.

There's no word yet on the officer's condition.

It happened near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. A police car was smashed in, along with couple of SUVs.

Image of a San Francisco vehicle apparently hit following car theft investigation in San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

San Francisco police say the suspects were trying to steal a catalytic converter when police tried to stop them. The suspects took off in their car, hitting at least one officer as they tried to get away.

SFPD Sgt. Montgomery Singleton said, "Right here in Front of the Ferry Building is the termination point. The suspect vehicle struck an 18-wheeler truck, where it received most of its damage, and it continued to head into two other smaller SUVs, which resulted in also some minor injuries of those drivers of those vehicles."

Miguel Carranza says he was hit during all of these, and saw two people take off running. "I was here at the stop light waiting for the light to change and I heard noise behind me and before I could look through my rear view mirror, I got jerked, I got hit from behind, rear-ended."

It's unclear if the suspects were injured. We've asked SFPD for the latest on the investigation and are waiting to hear back

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