Teen Driver Arrested After Fleeing Injury Crash In So. San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An 18-year-old driver was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene of a rollover crash that seriously injured a passenger in his car, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a rollover in the 400 block of Cabot Road at about 3:15 p.m., South San Francisco police Sgt. Bruce McPhillips said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of a Toyota 4Runner—later identified as Juan Antonio Garcia, of South San Francisco—was attempting to make a U-turn when his vehicle flipped over, McPhillips said.

Witnesses saw Garcia running away from the scene with two of his three passengers, MchPhillips said.

Arriving officers found the third passenger, a man in his 20s, still inside the vehicle, McPhillips said. He had suffered major head trauma and was taken to a hospital.

Garcia and the two other passengers were found hiding in some bushes near the Bay, McPhillips said.

Garcia was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and run and driving without a license. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail on $50,000 bail.


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