Five people have been struck by a car in San Francisco in a hit-and-run incident that left one victim with life-threatening injuries, according to police. CBS San Francisco reports that police spokeswoman Giselle Linnane said the incident happened at around 10:24 a.m. in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
The driver of a vehicle got into a physical altercation with five people and struck all five with his car, Linnane said.
A witness said it was a dispute between a driver of a van and four or five people on the street which led to the driver getting out of his van and chasing after the people with an ax. The witness said the people were able to disarm the man and chase him back to his van, where he then got back in the vehicle and drove onto the sidewalk and into the group at high speed.
The driver fled the scene and the five victims were taken to the hospital, with four of the victims in life-threatening condition, police said.
Another witness told CBS San Francisco that the incident may have been how a “turf discussion” ended.
Officials held a press briefing to say it was an isolated incident and that the public is not at risk.
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SOURCE: CBS News