The driver of a car reported stolen was killed in a crash while fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Thursday afternoon, police and CHP officials said.
The CHP officers pulled over two women in a 1991 Honda Accord and directed them to get off U.S. Highway 101 at the Cesar Chavez Street off-ramp at about 3 p.m., CHP Officer Michael Ferguson said.
The officers directed the women to take a right at Jerrold Avenue and they stopped at a Chevron station at Bayshore Boulevard and Jerrold, Ferguson said.
After checking the car’s license plates, the officers realized it had been reported stolen and ordered the women out of the car, Ferguson said.
But the driver threw the car into reverse and rammed the CHP car several times and fled, Ferguson said. The CHP officers did not find the car until after it crashed nearby in the 100 block of Barneveld Avenue.
San Francisco police said that the driver and passenger were both taken to San Francisco General Hospital but the driver was dead by the time they arrived. The passenger remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
— Scott Morris, Bay City News