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San Francisco Skateboarder Hit By DUI Suspects

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday night, a skateboarder sustained serious injuries when a motor vehicle near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach hit him, according to the police.

San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said that the collision was reported around 9 p.m. at Great Highway near John F. Kennedy Drive. Shyy added that the skateboarder, described as a man of around 50 years of age, left the parking lot of the Beach Chalet Restaurant and Brewery and began crossing Great Highway outside of a crosswalk when a white sedan going northbound on Great Highway hit him in the far left lane.

The skateboarder was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with critical injuries.

50-year-old Krista Cummings, who was driving the motor vehicle, stopped and stayed at the accident spot.

Officers determined that Cummings was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and was taken into custody for misdemeanor DUI.

A manager at the Beach Chalet Restaurant and Brewery said that despite there being well-lit crosswalks between Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach, he frequently still sees individuals cross Great Highway outside the designated crosswalks.

He said he was not surprised to hear that a person had been struck while crossing.

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Aaron Bortel is a Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 25 years whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DUI law. He has offices in Marin County and San Francisco and defends his clients in all Bay Area Courts and at DMV.