Less than a week after a San Francisco high school student died in a horrific crash on city streets, his classmates held a memorial and his father spoke publicly for the first time about his loss.
The fog hung as heavy as the hearts at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco Monday evening held a memorial to their fallen classmate, Kevin San.
Earlier that day, San's father, Hong Man San, choked back tears, saying every day his family “wakes up and wishes it was all just a nightmare...and can hug and see Kevin's warm smile.”
“None of what has happened makes any sense,” said Hong Man San, through interpreter Dennis Ho, the victim’s cousin
San died last Friday when a driver hit the car he was riding in with his mother and sister. His sister was released from the hospital Sunday. San's mother was still in critical condition Monday with what are described as life threatening injuries.
“Please continue to keep Kevin's mother in prayer as she is still in critical condition and is in a coma,” said Hong Man San, via Ho.
Police arrested and booked 58-year-old Jennie Zhu on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence over the weekend and as of Monday, she was out on bail.
Police say she was driving her silver Mercedes SUV up to 80 miles an hour and ran several stoplights before she hit the San family's car at Gough and Pine in San Francisco.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Motor Vehicles told KTVU Monday that Zhu had a clean driving record, with no convictions or violations before last Friday.
San's father said Monday he could not comprehend why someone would be driving 80 miles an hour on city streets.
“Instead of Kevin, it could've been any one of our children in our community. So please everyone, slow down,” said Hong Man San.
The family was still making arrangements to bury Kevin San and interested parties could help out by sending the family donations to the address below:
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