SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian was killed and another injured when they were struck by a car fleeing police during a wild chase through San Francisco, and the suspects involved were still on the loose Saturday.
Witnesses who were riding a cable car saw the black sedan go airborne, and the windshield was badly damaged, KGO-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1yfkB7z).
Officers tried to stop the suspects' stolen car around 10 p.m. Friday just moments after they committed the latest in a series of robberies while armed with handguns, police said.
But the car sped off with police in pursuit and struck a woman in a crosswalk, fatally injuring her. The San Francisco medical examiner's office identified the woman on Saturday as Bridget Klecker, 42, of San Francisco.
The car later hit a second pedestrian and then crashed into a parked car before slipping away from police in the South of Market neighborhood.
Police said the car was found unattended on Treasure Island off the Bay Bridge. The three men who were in it were still at large.
The second person struck was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
Two firearms believed to be thrown from the car during the chase were recovered. The suspects have committed several armed robberies over the last three days, including three on Friday night alone, police said.