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San Francisco Police Officer Struck En Route to Help After Porsche Struck Pedestrian

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    A San Francisco motorcycle police officer was struck on Monday by a silver Volvo on his way to help out at an accident about two blocks away after a Porsche driver struck a pedestrian and was forced to stay at the scene by angry witnesses. Stephanie Chuang reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015)

    A San Francisco motorcycle police officer was struck on Monday by a silver Volvo on his way to help out at an accident about two blocks away after a Porsche driver struck a pedestrian and was forced to stay at the scene by angry witnesses.

    The two accidents were reported within 10 minutes of each other about 7:30 a.m.

    In the first accident, a Porsche driver struck a man walking in San Francisco in the unmarked portion near a crosswalk, which shut down a portion of Sixth Street and sent the pedestrian to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries, police spokesman Albie Esparza said.

    Police added that the Porsche driver ran over the man a second time until witnesses surrounded him and threw a trash bin on his car. His windshield was cracked when NBC Bay Area arrived at the scene.

    Officer Grace Gatpandan said that Sixth Street between Market and Mission streets were closed as police collected evidence and interviewed the driver.

    Earlier in the morning, a woman driving a silver Volvo struck a San Francisco motorcycle officer in the Tenderloin neighborhood near Leavenworth Street and Golden Gate Avenue. The officer was on his way to help out with the Porsche accident, police said.

    The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

    That area was also closed during the investigation.