A victim from a hit-and-run collision has been identified as 25-year-old Jose Bolorinos, a Cal graduate who lives in the Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
According to his twin brother, John, Jose called him just before 9 p.m. to tell him he just picked up dinner and was making his way home. After half an hour, John started worry, especially when he recalled seeing an ambulance from his window and watched a person on a stretcher being loaded aboard. John called 911, and they confirmed that the his brother Jose was involved in a serious collision.
According to witnesses, Jose Bolorinos was struck by a late 1990s, silver, four-door sedan as he stepped off the curb on Oak and Scott. The vehicle apparently ran at least one red light before hitting Jose, who sustained a broken leg and severe brain injury. The driver did not stop. A piece of the car’s bumper fell off from the impact, and bystanders witnessed the accident, though no one has provided a license plate number.
Jose is currently in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit at San Francisco General Hospital. His parents, who currently live in Spain, flew to the U.S. to be with their sons. His mother, Gayle, told reporters, “We are overwhelmingly grateful that he is alive. But somewhere in the city is the person who hit him and raced off, leaving him to die.”
The Fell Street corridor where the accident occurred is known as one of San Francisco’s most dangerous intersections.
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