SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Police Department says it is working with several other agencies in a search for surveillance video of a man who responsible for a trans-bay hit-and-run spree that claimed the life of a woman and critically injured a bicyclist.
Tuesday's events began at about 6 a.m. when the suspect, who was driving a stolen 1982 Buick, plowed into a male bicyclist on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. From there he crossed the Bay Bridge, where he crashed into at least one other vehicle near the toll plaza, before entering San Francisco.
At about 6:20 a.m. the suspect was allegedly speeding down Harrison Street near Main Street when he ran a red light and slammed into a car. San Mateo resident Mary Corr, 55, was driving the car and was killed and her husband, the passenger, suffered minor injuries.
Following the fatal crash, the suspect abandoned the stolen car and fled down Spear Street until he made it to the Embarcadero BART Station where he hopped on a train and disappeared.
The bicyclist remains at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Police spokesman Jim Deignan said Wednesday that they are working with the California Highway Patrol, the Oakland Police Department and BART police on the case. All four agencies are canvassing the multiple crime scenes - especially the Bay Bridge and BART Station - in search of video footage that likely captured some of the crime spree on tape.
Deignan said the suspect, who is described as a 5-foot 8-inch tall black man between 18 and 22 years old with short hair, suffered cuts on his hands and face during the accident. Investigators hope the suspect's injuries will make it possible for someone to step forward with information about where he fled.
The stolen car has been impounded and investigators are in the process of dusting for fingerprints and collecting blood samples for possible evidence.