Arrest on SF Valencia Street hit and run

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Thursday, August 06, 2009
By Yokota Fritz


Newsflash:
A 16-year-old Santa Rosa girl has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist and his young son injured on Valencia Street early last month. SFPD Lt. Douglas Groshong said he could not release any more details but believes there is strong evidence to prosecute the case. The girl was booked into juvenile hall this morning on a felony hit-and-run charge.
More at Streetsblog. H/T to Murph.


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...good...driving a vehicle is about awareness & responsibility...

...young, scared & stupid is no excuse when you're talking about human lives...
 
Seems to me driving a vehicle is a very adult thing, and thus she should be tried as an adult.

I almost got hit yesterday by a car, when I got up next to them at the next stop, she was texting.
 
This girl apparently turned herself in to the police, although this was after the police contacted her family and let them know she was a suspect.
 
It shocks the heck out of me what little regard drivers have for others around them. I agree with Tony, try her as an adult.

This is a main reason why I prefer riding off road, less idiots in cages to accidentally run me over (I'm pretty good at avoiding the trees!).
 
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