Buena Vista argument escalates to assault

A verbal altercation escalated into a vehicular assault in San Francisco Thursday afternoon, police said this morning.

A 53-year-old man interrupted an angry verbal exchange between a man and a woman in the vicinity of Buena Vista Avenue West and Waller Street around 2 p.m., according to police.

The woman left, and the man who had been arguing with her deliberately drove his car at the Good Samaritan, police said. The 53-year-old was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.