Truck Hits Pedestrians and Family Car in San Francisco

January 2, 2018 Updated: September 26, 2019

Two people have been badly injured after a truck crashed into a car and pedestrians in San Francisco, authorities say.

Police say the truck made an illegal turn on Monday, Jan. 1 before it crashed into two elderly pedestrians and a car with five family members in, according to Fox 2.

One of the passengers, Heather King, described the moment of the crash to ABC7: “Oh my God, my adrenaline was totally rushing. It was crazy,” she said.

Her son Alden added: “The door, yeah it got smooshed in.”

The crash was not terror-related, San Francisco police officer Grace Gatpandan told Mercury News. She added that the driver did not appear to be drunk or on drugs.

The two pedestrians are aged 79 and 66, with one of them sustaining life-threatening injuries, and the other in critical but stable condition, according to police. Both are being treated in local hospitals.

“As soon as I looked back and saw that my kids were okay, they weren’t dead, like, I got them out of the car and then I ran over to see the guy that got hit because he flung about 10 to 15 feet,” King told ABC7.

The driver of the truck was detained while a Cantonese translator was found.

Police say it appears that the driver ran a red light and was probably speeding, according to ABC7.

The accident shut down one of San Francisco’s roads for several hours on Monday evening.

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