Police seek driver in alleged hit-and-run 

As a woman fought for her life at a San Francisco hospital, police were on the hunt for a reckless driver whose car plowed into her before fleeing on Market Street.

The woman suffered a brain injury and remained unconscious a week after the horrific collision at the busy intersection of Market and O’Farrell streets on Feb. 25.

The victim, in her 60s, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital’s trauma center just after 3 p.m., said fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge.

The woman was struck by a silver Ford Explorer as she crossed the street with another person, police said.

She remained in the intensive care unit a week after the incident, a family member said. She is also recovering from several broken bones, he said.

Meanwhile, cops are searching for the driver, who fled westbound on Market Street toward Powell Street. Police have asked the public to help in the hunt.

Police described the driver only as a Hispanic man in his early 20s with a scruffy beard. The Ford Explorer he was driving has the partial California license plate of 5JTJ3-4.

Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run or the suspect is asked to contact police Inspector Dean Taylor at (415) 553-1215.

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