SAN FRANCISCO (BCN/CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco are investigating a collision that killed a 12-year-old boy Wednesday morning in the city’s Bayview District.
The collision happened around 10:10 a.m. in the 900 block of Ingerson Avenue, according to police. At the scene, officers found the boy critically injured after being struck by a vehicle.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic Battle
Officers said the 13-year-old boy was riding a skateboard at the time of the collision. Medics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The city’s Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Jesai Andrews of San Francisco.READ MORE: High School Girl Sues San Mateo County, State of California to Allow Indoor Youth Sports
The driver of the vehicle that struck Jesai was described as a 48-year-old man who stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to police.
“It’s unfortunate that this was to happen today in this community,” said witness Joe Lewis. “I tried to come out here run, get it out of my head. I have kids, too. But it’s definitely a terrible thing to see and observe for any parent.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased youth for this tragic incident,” police said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Longtime San Francisco Merchants Lament Recent Spike in Burglaries
The collision remains under investigation and police are asking anyone who may have information to call their anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.