San Francisco Triathlete Arrested In Hit-And-Run Crash

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco triathlete has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run collision in the South of Market area that injured a 53-year-old man in March, San Francisco police said Friday.

Meredith Kessler, a 35-year-old San Francisco resident, was arrested Aug. 14 on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing great bodily injury, according to police.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Kessler Aug. 9 after she was identified as a suspect through surveillance video evidence, police said.

Kessler allegedly struck a 53-year-old San Francisco man as he crossed Townsend Street at Second Street around 1:15 p.m. on March 27, police said.

The man was crossing on a green light in the crosswalk at the time of the incident.

The driver, in a 2007 Jeep, was traveling north on Second and struck the man as she turned right on to Townsend, according to police. She then allegedly fled the scene.

The man’s injuries were not life threatening, police said.

Kessler began competing in Ironman triathlons in 2000 and has competed in more than 45 full Ironman races around the country since then, according to her web site. She was undefeated in her 2009 season and holds several records.

She turned professional in 2010.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live