SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — One person was killed and four were injured Tuesday morning at 16th Street and Potrero Avenue after a suspect vehicle involved in a pursuit crashed into bystanders, according to police. Emergency crews are on the scene, according to the San Francisco Department of Emergency Services. Some of the injured were bystanders and others may have been involved in the pursuit, officials said.
Officers with the San Francisco Police Department Southern Station responded at approximately 10 a.m. to the area of Folsom and Mabini streets on a report of a carjacking, SFPD said. A suspect vehicle matching the description was located near Kansas and 25th streets. The vehicle led police on a pursuit.
Video from the scene showed a totaled vehicle that had apparently hit a bus stop. The bus stop also appeared heavily damaged. Several people could be seen being taken on stretchers and loaded into ambulances. A nearby Boston Market restaurant was also damaged in the crash, the video revealed.
“Currently, we have a total of five victims ranging from critical to serious condition,” said Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department.
Later it was confirmed that one of the victims had died.
A suspect was detained at the scene, officials said.
After leading officers on a pursuit through city streets, the suspect vehicle was involved in a vehicle collision near 16th and Potrero. Five victims sustained injuries. Officers were able to render aid and medics were summoned to the scene, police said.
The incident is currently under investigation by SFPD, according to Baxter. The scene was closed for several hours while “evidence is gathered and the scene is cleared,” SFPD tweeted earlier. As of around 3:35 p.m., streets at 16th and Potrero were open but the clean-up was still underway.
People are still being advised to avoid the area if possible.