A 31-year-old man was killed when an intoxicated driver who was speeding and running multiple red lights plowed into his car on Geary Boulevard Thursday, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was killed upon impact around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard, police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.
Witnesses to the accident, including a Muni driver, rushed to the victim’s assistance but found no pulse, Tomioka said.
Before the collision, witnesses saw the allegedly intoxicated driver, whose name was also being withheld, speeding eastbound on Geary Boulevard in an Audi. He ran multiple red lights, they said, including one at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard.
The victim’s car, a Mazda, was t-boned on the driver’s side as it crossed Arguello, Tomioka said.
Police are trying to determine whether the suspect driver had been drunk or on drugs at the time of the accident. The suspect is in the hospital. He will likely face criminal charges upon his release from the hospital, Tomioka said.
Investigators remained at the crash scene for about five hours. Eastbound lanes on Geary Boulevard, a central traffic artery with one of The City’s busiest bus lines, were closed during the investigation. The lanes were reopened around 7:15 a.m.