5-year-old Critically Hurt by Driver at 3rd Street and Williams in Bayview

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A 5-year-old boy walking across 3rd Street with his family is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after being run over by the driver of a shuttle bus. Here the details the SFPD is choosing to release, from Officer Albie Esparza:

On 9/8/11 at 339PM an auto vs pedestrian collision occurred at 3rd St / Williams St.

A mother was walking south bound on 3rd street (at Williams) from the n/w to s/w corner.  She had one child immediately with her and the second child, a 5 year old male, was trailing behind. The mother and first child made it across the street.  A private shuttle bus that was e/bound Williams at 3rd then made a right turn onto 3rd Street injuring the 5 year old (that was trailing behind) causing injury.  The child was taken to the hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries.

The shuttle bus reportedly had one passenger who was not injured.  The shuttle bus driver stopped and was cooperating with the investigation.

The incident is being investigated by the SFPD Hit and Run Detail, which by policy, investigates all major injury and / or fatal collisions.  No citations or arrests were made at the time of the incident. Impairment is not suspected.  Cause of the collision has not been determined. NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE. Please do NOT call or email for updates.

We’ll post more information as we get it.


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