Woman trapped under AV after possible hit-and-run in SF

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A woman was taken to a hospital Monday night after being hit by a possible hit-and-run driver followed by a Cruise autonomous car. 

According to police, authorities found the victim trapped under the autonomous car at around 9:30 p.m. on 5th Street. 

A human-driven vehicle “may have been initially involved in the collision” before the Cruise car struck the pedestrian, according to police.

Firefighters were able to get in contact with Cruise operators before using heavy rescue tools to lift the autonomous vehicle. 

Fire officials said the female victim was suffering “multiple traumatic injuries” and was pulled to safety.” 

The Cruise car was uninhabited at the time of the collision and remained at the scene.

Street closures remain in effect on 5th Street between Market and Stevenson Streets as investigators remain at the scene.

SFPD is investigating the crash and the possible hit-and-run vehicle involved. Anyone with information is asked to call SFPD at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”


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.