Mid-day hit-and-run spree; 14 injured

While standing at the Geary stop for the 24, waiting to head to my yoga job, I hear a woman telling another, older woman about the hit-and-run that happened earlier. I figured it was just a one-person thing and they caught the crazy drunk who did it, but that was not the case – up to 14 people have been hurt, with seven in critical condition. Still stunned that this kind of thing could ever happen, I am glad the man was arrested without much incident.

So many questions are still left unanswered, but the most pressing is simply: Why did he do this?

3 Comments so far

  1. Todd X (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    I just read about this. Yikes! I’m glad I stayed inside the office today.

  2. Nancy (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    It was very disturbing to read the updated wire all afternoon – I’ve been paying attention to a LOT of hit & run data lately, and this is just shocking. This comes just 2 months after the city announced a dedicated crackdown http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4315097 on the kind of reckless driving that leads to many H&Rs, although this obviously was not an “accident”.

  3. Mark (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

    Wow, what a rampage.

    I counted the names of 10 Chronicle reporters on that story — three with a byline, and seven “contributors” noted at the end.

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