Collision Update: Market and Sutter Streets

On August 23, 2016 at approximately 3:17 PM, a taxicab travelling westbound on Market Street left the roadway and jumped the curb at Sutter Street.  The taxicab struck a shoeshine kiosk on the sidewalk and two pedestrians at the kiosk were injured.  The driver- a 59 year-old male from Burlingame- remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  He was later treated and released from a local hospital. The pedestrians- a male in his 60’s and a male in his 40’s- remain hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Unit (TCIU) is handling the investigation. Impairment does not appear to be a factor and investigators will be conducting a thorough examination including: driving history, possible mechanical issues with the vehicle and possible medical conditions of the driver.  The cause of this incident is yet to be determined.  Investigators are examining evidence including surveillance video of the area.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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