SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco police arrested a 25-year-old driver of a stolen car, who struck multiple vehicles Wednesday afternoon just outside San Francisco's Tenderloin police station.
San Francisco resident Cherry Neal was booked on the following numerous charges:
- Felony reckless evading
- Felony evading officer causing injury
- Felony evading officer driving in opposite direction of traffic
- Four counts felony hit & run involving injury
- Three counts failing to stop at the scene of an accident with damage to property
- Driving with suspended license
- Theft of vehicle
- Reckless driving
- Reckless driving causing injury
- Three counts assault with a deadly weapon
- Possession of stolen vehicle
- Resisting arrest
- Two counts of felony vandalism
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield on a left turn
The incident was reported at about 2:05 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Mid-Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods.
Police said a woman driving a Kia Sol was later arrested at 6th and Clara streets.
Police have released surveillance video partially showing the collision. In it, the driver can be seen crashing into a pole, then trying to back up and striking at least two other vehicles in the process.
After watching this video, some viewers asked "Why did officers let her get away?" Others were more critical of the #SFPD officers calling them a bunch of "puss---" I explain the use-of-force policy on my Facebook page. Click here👇 https://t.co/upcNWCXB5j pic.twitter.com/rEVtdpxAFF— Heather Holmes (@HeatherKTVU) May 30, 2019
#SFPD is responding to multiple vehicle collisions in the mid-Market region- please avoid the area at this time. PIOs are en route and will advise on staging area for press. pic.twitter.com/ng8KmahYJJ— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) May 29, 2019
#UPDATE: 25 y/o #SanFrancisco woman charged w/ a slew of felonies in yesterday's hit-and-run rampage in the #Tenderloin & #SoMa. #SFPD says Cherry Neal was under the influence when she crashed a stolen SUV into several cars & hit 2 pedestrians, critically injuring an 80 y/o man. pic.twitter.com/Jz92cwEhJw— Heather Holmes (@HeatherKTVU) May 31, 2019