BURLINGAME (CBS SF) – A driver allegedly drove his SUV onto a sidewalk, and deliberately struck 4 young teenagers walking down the street in Burlingame, according to police.
A normally quiet residential street turned into a crime scene Saturday evening. Sneakers and clothes were still on the ground hours after Burlingame police say a man crashed into four young teens on the sidewalk and took out a hydrant. It happened on Clarendon Road near Howard Avenue around 5:20 pm.
Police say preliminary information shows that the driver, identified as 18-year-old Omeed Adibi of San Mateo, deliberately ran into the group for unknown reasons.
“The neighbor, the front room is where he watches TV, he was just house sitting for his parents and he heard a loud crash and he was the first on the scene with the water going crazy,” said Joe Ram of Burlingame.
Joe Ram wasn’t home at the time, but his neighbor was.
“He was the one that called 911, he said they were face down in the street,” said Ram.
The driver fled the scene in a black SUV and was tracked to the 800 block of Burlingame Avenue. Officers detained and arrested the drive shortly after.
The victims are all in their early teens, and are from San Mateo.
Two of the victims suffered major injuries and were transported to Stanford Hospital. The other two were treated for moderate injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.
“Burlingame is so quiet and small, it’s just chaotic when the whole city block is shut down,” said Ram.
Adibi was arrested for felony hit and run and attempted homicide. Police were asking anyone with information to contact the Burlingame Police Department’s Investigations Division at 650 777-4100.