1 dead, 4 injured after carjacked vehicle crashed into SF bus stop

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One person was killed and four others were injured after a suspect vehicle in a pursuit crashed into bystanders at 16th Street and Potrero Avenue. 

According to the police, some of the injured were bystanders and others may have been involved in the pursuit. 

At around 10 a.m., the San Francisco Police Department Southern Station responded to a report of a carjacking. 

They found the suspect vehicle near Kansan and 25th streets and a pursuit ensued. 

The suspect vehicle eventually crashed into a bus stop, striking several bystanders.

“Currently, we have a total of five victims ranging from critical to serious condition,” said Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department.

Later it was confirmed that one of the victims had died.

A suspect was detained at the scene, officials said.

Police said that in the pursuit, the suspect vehicle was involved in a collision near 16th and Potreto. Five victims sustained injuries. 

The incident is currently under investigation by SFPD, according to Baxter. The scene was closed for several hours while “evidence is gathered and the scene is cleared,” SFPD tweeted earlier. 

As of around 3:35 p.m., streets at 16th and Potrero were open but the clean-up was still underway.

People are still being advised to avoid the area if possible.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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