MILLBRAE (CBS SF) – A pedestrian has been hospitalized and a taxi driver is under arrest following an apparent hit-and-run crash in Millbrae early Friday morning.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said a taxi struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk at El Camino Real at Sylvan Avenue shortly before 5 a.m.READ MORE: SF Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm House Fire In Nob Hill
Authorities said the driver fled the scene.
Detective Rosemerry Blankswade of the sheriff’s office said police in neighboring Burlingame found the taxi and the driver at a car wash and took the suspect into custody. The taxi was towed and taken into evidence.READ MORE: Rain Helps Wash Away Fears Of Another Devastating Wildfire For Santa Rosa Couple
The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 55-year-old as Teodoro Garcia of Daly City.MORE NEWS: Speed-Loving Los Gatos Teen Competing In Formula 4 US Championship In Texas
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital, where she remained in critical condition as of late Friday morning. Authorities have not disclosed the victim’s identity.