SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Seven people were injured when a box truck ran a red light and hit two elderly pedestrians, then crashed into a car with a family inside in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Monday afternoon.
The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. at Geary Boulevard and 21st Avenue.
Among the victims were two elderly pedestrians, one with life-threatening injuries and another with serious injuries, as well as a family of five in the car, all of whom suffered minor injuries, fire officials said.
“The driver is in custody right now. We haven’t talked to him yet — he is a Cantonese speaker only, so we’re waiting for a certified Cantoneses speaker to come out,” John Bragagnolo, with the San Francisco police department, told KPIX.
Police say that, after the crash, the driver appeared to flee the scene but a good samaritan — who happened to work for Homeland Security — stopped the driver and put him under arrest.
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