Man who struck 3 pedestrians, Muni bus in Mission District identified


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — The man who struck three pedestrians and a Muni bus in San Francisco’s Mission District on Wednesday has been identified, according to authorities.

Police say 62-year-old Stephen Kernan was booked for running a red light and two counts of not stopping for an accident resulting in an injury.

Around 4 p.m, Kernan was driving a burgundy Toyota Prius when he slammed into a Muni bus and pinned a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.

Kernan then drove onto a sidewalk and hit two other pedestrians who had gotten off the bus. He initially drove off and fled the scene, but later returned to the scene where he and the passenger were detained.

The woman who was exiting the bus was treated by paramedics.

The two men exiting Muni were identified as 34 and 49-year-old San Francisco residents. They were in surgery for life-threatening injuries on Wednesday. There is no update as to how the men are doing on Thursday.

Initially, officials said they suspected drugs or alcohol were involved. They have now ruled that out as the open investigation continues. Police say Kernan was driving a “great” speed, but SFPD cannot determine the mph.

Check back for updates as this investigation is ongoing.

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