Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018
 

SF police detain man after vehicle collision in the Castro

by Cynthia Laird

San Francisco Police are investigating a vehicle collision Saturday in the Castro district in which a man was detained.

(The van the suspect drove onto a Castro sidewalk, according to ABC7 News. Photo: Courtesy ABC7 News)

(The van the suspect drove onto a Castro sidewalk, according to ABC7 News. Photo: Courtesy ABC7 News)

According to a news release from SFPD, at approximately 3:12 p.m. a van jumped the curb on Castro near Market. The van caused property damage to a building and possibly several parking meters, police said.

The van also reportedly drove erratically in the area of 18th and Sanchez streets. No pedestrians have been reported injured, police said.

SFPD said that the driver, a 70-year-old male, has been detained and he reported non-life threatening injuries. The incident does not appear to be an intentional act and remains under investigation. No cause has been determined at this time, police said.

Acting Mayor London Breed sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon.

“We are aware of the incident at 18th and Castro,” Breed tweeted. “At this point it does not appear to be an intentional act and no one is seriously injured. @SFPD is on scene.”

The businesses affected were identified by ABC7 News as Rossi’s Deli, and Knob’s, a clothing store.

Gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy posted to Facebook that an “out of control driver jumped the curb on Castro Street this afternoon, damaging the sidewalk between Thailand Restaurant and Louie’s Barbershop.”

Sheehy reiterated that the incident, “by all reports, was not terrorism related.”

Anyone with Information is asked to call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

— Cynthia Laird, January 20, 2018 @ 5:44 pm PST
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