Stolen car strikes taxi, hits two pedestrians, one in critical condition 

click to enlarge Anthony Wisner
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  • Anthony Wisner
A stolen van fleeing police struck a taxicab in the Tenderloin on Monday night, sending the cab into a pedestrian and bicyclist, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Anthony Wisner, 25, who has no known address, was arrested in connection with the incident.

About 10:18 p.m., officers tried to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Larkin and Post streets, Esparza said. The vehicle fled and the officers did not pursue it.

Two blocks away, however, the vehicle ran a red light and collided with the cab at Post and Jones streets, Esparza said. The impact sent both vehicles onto the sidewalk, where the pedestrian and bicyclist were struck.

Wisner fled on foot but was later apprehended on a Muni 38-Geary bus traveling westbound, Esparza said.

The bicyclist, a 29-year-old man, was still in critical condition as of today, Esparza said.

The pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, was not seriously injured. The cabdriver and his passenger sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The suspect also received minor injuries. A 38-year-old female passenger inside the stolen vehicle had to be extricated at the scene, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Wisner was booked on six counts of felony hit-and-run, along with one count of stealing a vehicle, running a red light, speeding, driving on a suspended license, driving on the pedestrian right-of-way, reckless driving, and altering or forging license plates, Esparza said.

The woman in the van with Wisner is not being charged because she is cooperating with investigators, Esparza said.

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