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Pedestrians Struck By Vehicle in San Francisco’s Mission District

Two pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries and a third person complained of pain following a possible medical condition late Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, police said.

Officers responded at 4:20 p.m. to a traffic collision at 23rd and Mission streets.

Police said preliminary information shows that a Toyota Prius was traveling west on 23rd Street and turned north onto Mission Street, striking a pedestrian, pinning him to a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus.

Several people are injured after a car struck pedestrians in San Francisco's Mission District. Jean Elle reports.

The car continued along Mission Street, went onto the sidewalk, and struck and a passenger getting off the bus and grazed another.

"I saw when it happened," said witness Miguel Garcia. "I feel bad because I don't know if he died, looks really bad."

Police said the driver of the car and a passenger left the area but returned later and were detained. One of the pedestrians was taken to the hospital along with one of the bus passengers, and the other was evaluated at the site of the collision and released.

Medical personnel also evaluated the driver of the Toyota and its passenger, according to police. Authorities first believed the driver was under the influence but later said it appears a medical condition led to the collisions.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Police Department's 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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