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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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My name is Aaron Bortel. I practice in the state of California. I handle DUI cases exclusively and have been practicing for over 25 years.

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