SAN FRANCISCO – A driver struck five men with his car and fled Wednesday after a fight in a waterfront area of San Francisco, killing one and leaving three others with serious injuries, police and hospital officials said.
Another victim was in fair condition, San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said.
Police later said they had arrested a man suspected of running down the men and taken his vehicle into custody, but they declined to release his name or any more information about the incident.
The incident appeared to be isolated and specific, and police did not believe the public was at risk following the incident around 10:25 a.m., police spokesman Robert Rueca said.
The crash occurred in an industrial neighborhood along the waterfront a few miles from the city's financial district.
Paul Lim, who works at nearby mechanical contractor Anderson Rowe & Buckley, told the San Francisco Chronicle a distraught bystander ran into the business asking for items to help stop the victims' bleeding.
Lim said one person was being consoled by a friend screaming for help, and another one was moving very slowly.