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Hit-&-Run Driver Injures Pedestrians In San Francisco’s Twin Peaks

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Rescuers on the scene after a hit and run driver struck pedestrians at San Francisco's Twin Peaks on December 20, 2012. (CBS)

Rescuers on the scene after a hit and run driver struck pedestrians at San Francisco’s Twin Peaks on December 20, 2012. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A hit-and-run driver injured pedestrians in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco Thursday night, police said.

The collision was reported at 8:50 p.m. on Christmas Tree Point Road.

According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak of the San Francisco police, three pedestrians were struck by the vehicle and knocked down the hillside. A fourth pedestrian apparently jumped out of the way and sustained minor injuries.

Firefighters responded to the scene and evacuated the pedestrians using ropes and backboards, before taking them to the hospital.

One of the pedestrians, described by police as a woman possibly in her 50s, suffered life-threatening injuries. The remaining pedestrians were not seriously hurt, police said.

Police located the suspect vehicle, a gray sedan, near the scene of the crash. The driver has been detained by police, while a passenger was transported to the hospital after complaining of injuries.

The driver’s name has not been released. Officers said they have not determined if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

According to SFPD Lt. Simon Silverman, the area where the crash took place had no sidewalk.

Anyone with information about the crash has been asked to call San Francisco police at (415) 553-1641.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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