SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco are investigating a hit-and-run collision in the Tenderloin that sent a plainclothes officer to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.
Police said that at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, the officer was hit by a vehicle while crossing Eddy Street at Larkin Street.
According to SFPD Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the officer was in the crosswalk when a Mercedes SUV traveling north on Larkin and turning onto Eddy in a westbound direction struck the officer and fled the scene.
The officer was taken to an area hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury to his arm, according to the SFPD.
SFPD Lt. Bill Escobar said police detained a person they believed to be the suspect in the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 26th Avenue and California Street, in San Francisco’s Richmond District.
The driver, 18-year-old San Francisco resident Marisa Androvich, was identified as the suspect, according to Sgt. Andraychak.
Androvich was booked into San Francisco County Jail on the charge of felony hit and run.
Police said the Mercedes was towed and is being held as evidence.
Any witnesses who have information on the incident are asked to call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-5555 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.