TwitterFacebook

Breaking: Hit and Run Spree in San Francisco

• Views: 1,833

Up to 14 hurt in SF hit-and-run spree. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

(08-29) 15:20 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — As many as 14 people were injured this afternoon by a motorist who drove around San Francisco running them down before he was arrested, authorities said.

Seven of those injured were in critical condition, police and firefighters said.

Authorities have identified the man who was arrested as Ohmeed Aziz Popal, who has an address in Ceres.

Authorities said they believe Popal was the same driver who ran over a 55-year-old man walking in a bicycle lane in Fremont, at Fremont Boulevard near Ferry Lane, just after noon. That victim died.

Popal was arrested at a Walgreens near Bush and Fillmore streets.

More at mercurynews.com: One dead, 13 hurt in apparent deliberate hit-and-run.

One man has died and at least 13 people were injured when a Fremont man purposefully drove his sport-utility vehicle onto sidewalks and crosswalks in San Francisco and Fremont today, according to San Francisco police.

The driver was in police custody. His name was not immediately released, but Department of Motor Vehicles records show the license plate on the SUV is registered to Omeed A. Popal of Fremont.

An aide to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter was under investigation said Popal was the suspect in custody. He was injured and in stable condition, the aide said.

There may be additional victims who may have gone to the hospital without the assistance of an ambulance, San Francisco Police spokesman Neville Gittens said. Three of the people injured in San Francisco have “life-threatening injuries,” he said.

Fremont police told KCBS this afternoon that they have interviewed the suspect’s family.

The spree apparently began around noon in Fremont, where the driver hit an unidentified man walking north on Fremont Boulevard just past Decoto Road, according to Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran.

The pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was thrown into a field and pronounced dead at the scene, Fremont police said. Witnesses said the driver did not slow down.

The vehicle was going north on Fremont Boulevard just past Decoto Road when it swerved from the middle lane, veered off the street and hit a pedestrian who was walking north in the bicycle lane, Veteran said. It then continued north on Fremont without stopping.

The driver then crossed the bay into San Francisco, where he injured at least 13 people in a series of incidents spanning several neighborhoods, San Francisco police said.

The suspect drove through the Laurel Heights district which is especially busy with children during the day and allegedly hit people in four locations on California Street. Early reports said a child was injured. Those could not be confirmed by San Francisco police.

The driver allegedly hit pedestrians at at least 12 locations within San Francisco.

UPDATE at 8/29/06 6:09:18 pm:

One attack happened in front of the Jewish Community Center: SF Gate: Multimedia (image).

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
Lawsuit Targets Ford, GM Over Song-Ripping CD Players in Cars
A new music copyright lawsuit against U.S. car manufacturers may be one of the more puzzling rearguard actions fought by the U.S. recording industry in recent memory. The lawsuit has set its sights on Ford and GM for selling ...

7 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 106 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
CriticalDragon1177
Skepchick - Food is for White Liberals What Sex Is For The Religious Right
An interesting commentary by Julia Burke, on the obsession some people on the far left have with food, and how it is similar to how some people on right feel about sex. Do you agree? Do you think the analogy ...

2 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 443 • Comments: 11
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
EiMitch
Cracked: 5 Reasons The Classic American Summer is Totally Dead
They could've called this article "Look at how 'supply-side' economics, anti-environmentalism, and all-around pro-oligarch legislation and ideology has destroyed some of the most iconic, classic Americana." cracked.com Oh, and gentrification-based laws are also robbing us of the classic ice-cream truck ...

2 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 328 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
_RememberTonyC
Qatar, Bergdahl, and Hamas
One thing we have learned in the current conflict is that Hamas has three main sponsors: Turkey, Iran, and Qatar. So when Bergdahl was released and the five taliban bigs were released into the "custody" of Qatar, we basically handed ...

3 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 254 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Skip Intro
Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads
WASHINGTON -- An explosion of spending on political advertising on television -- set to break $2 billion in congressional races, with overall spots up nearly 70 percent since the 2010 midterm election -- is accelerating the rise of moneyed ...

4 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 256 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 4 • Rating: 3
Rightwingconspirator
Washington, D.C., Handgun Carry Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional
I agree. Bans are not an option. Jurisdictions like DC will just have to deal with the fact that regulation is the path. Bans don't work. Bans are illegal and unwise. It's simple. we as a society have chosen to ...

5 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 610 • Comments: 97
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 6
Romantic Heretic
Preventing Poverty Not Allowed As A Goal for Charity
The Canada Revenue Agency (Canada's equivalent of the IRS) has told OXFAM Canada that it cannot list 'preventing poverty' as a goal, only 'alleviating' it. The reason is "Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not." This is just ...

1 week ago
Views: 566 • Comments: 12
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
FemNaziBitch
Safer Era Tests Wisdom of ‘Broken Windows’ Focus on Minor Crime
While the apparent chokehold fueled much of the initial public outcry, community leaders have begun asking whether focusing police officers so intently on such petty offenses makes sense in a city that is far different and far safer than ...

1 week ago
Views: 473 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Mentis Fugit
Frisson
Over at the quirky Riddled blog, I encountered this music video link. I have the album, but I had last listened long ago, and I had forgotten the lyrics. The lengthy, moody intro slowly drew me back thirty five years, ...

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 314 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
BadExampleMan
The painful futility of war
This makes me furious. These men pledged their loyalty to their country and their country betrayed them. It treated them as disposable, throwing their lives away in a war that was premised on lies, that was chosen gleefully, and that ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 506 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

Nothing but the best for my dog.