UPDATE 4/18: Around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police stopped a blue Mercedes near 26th Avenue and California Street. The driver, 18-year-old Marisa Androvich, was identified as the hit-and-run suspect and was booked into San Francisco County Jail.
The intersection at Eddy and Larkin streets reopened at 5:04 p.m.
The officer Androvich allegedly struck — an 18-year veteran assigned to the Southern Station — was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday evening, police say Wednesday.
Police are encouraging the public to avoid Larkin and Eddy streets after an officer was hit by a fleeing vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
A driver hit a plainclothes San Francisco officer as they crossed Eddy Street at Larkin Street around 3 p.m., police say Tuesday. The driver of a blue sedan fled the scene after striking the officer while turning onto Eddy Street, sending the officer to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She was later arrested and taken into custody.
Police ask residents to avoid the area while they investigate the scene. SFTMA announced that 19-Polk and 31-Balboa buses will be delayed and possibly rerouted.
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This is the third officer to be hit by a fleeing vehicle in seven months. A driver hit one officer investigating car break-ins in February, sending them to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Fortunately, the incident is far less tense than the hit-and-run that sent beloved Tenderloin officer Elia Lewin-Tankel, 32, to the hospital in critical condition in October. Though Tuesday’s hit-and-run hasn’t sparked a man-hunt, police are asking witnesses to call 415-575-5555 or text ‘SFPD’ to TIP411.