SAN FRANCISCO – A driver attempting to flee San Francisco Police Monday night caused a horrific traffic collision that left six people injured, according to a SFPD report.
At about 10:18 p.m. Monday, Police attempted to stop a gray minivan for a traffic infraction at the intersection of Larkin and Post Streets in the city’s Tenderloin District, when the vehicle fled from officers. “Two blocks later the suspect ran a red light and collided with a taxi cab,” SFPD reported via Facebook. “The impact of the collision sent the vehicles into the sidewalk and two pedestrians were struck [at] Post and Jones Streets.”
The suspect, 25-year-old Anthony Wisner, fled on foot from the scene of the accident and attempted to escape by boarding a 38-Geary Muni bus in the westbound direction. Police pursued the suspect and took him into custody. Wisner, of San Ramon, was booked by San Francisco Police for the vehicle collision. A female passenger in the fleeing vehicle was not charged with any crime because she is cooperating with investigators, police said.
According to police, the taxi driver and an occupant received “non-life-threatening injuries”. However, two pedestrians were injured – one, a bicyclist, suffered life-threatening injuries, while the other pedestrian was being evaluated. Wisner and his passenger also received non-life-threatening injuries. All parties involved in the accident were transported to San Francisco General Hospital.
Wisner was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, running a red light, six counts of felony hit-and-run, a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving, and altering or forging plates on the vehicle.