TwitterFacebook

Breaking: Hit and Run Spree in San Francisco

• Views: 1,943

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
Atrocious Amendment: Alabama’s Anti-Sharia Ballot Measure Is Unnecessary, Unconstitutional
Alabama's bill goes a bit further. If enacted, it would require the state's courts to avoid enforcing or applying rulings from other courts if those rulings are based on foreign law. That could affect contractual obligations from foreign courts ...

18 minutes ago
Views: 36 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
MichaelJ
Jordy Smith + Impossibly Long Sand Bottom Tubes
More: Jordy Smith + Impossibly Long Sand Bottom Tubes 47701

7 hours, 40 minutes ago
Views: 72 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
FemNaziBitch
#NCVotesEarly: Because of That Time When the #NCGA Spent a Lot of Your Money to Mislead Women.
On DAY TWO of early voting in North Carolina, it's worth remembering (and reminding others to remember) that North Carolina's legislative leadership has doubled-down on CPCs since the last election, pumping hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars into these ...

20 hours, 18 minutes ago
Views: 147 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
Journalists Don’t Like Obama’s Chill Temperament, but It’s Served Him Well - Vox
The hot temperament consequently tends to dominate in the ranks of the media. And the media love nothing quite so much as a politician who shares their disposition. It's not a coincidence that McCain is, on a durable basis, ...

21 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 192 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
EiMitch
Cracked: 6 Halloween Pranks for Sociopaths With Unlimited Budgets
cracked.com America's No. 1 holiday celebrating violence and candy is just around the corner, and this year it looks to be better than ever, as the glorious union of art and technology has given us several exciting new ways to ...

3 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 411 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

5 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 387 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

1 week ago
Views: 699 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
Skip Intro
The Scablands: A scarred landscape as strange as fiction
arstechnica.com

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 796 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
blah blah ad hominem mumbo jumbo.
Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 692 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

Never stop and keep going -- Giving advice to young musicians. early 80's interview with pennsylvania state police officer whom is also a zappa fan. originally to be shown to local high school students of the area but frank ended up on the subject of politics and you can just imagine why the kids never seen this video.