San Francisco Authorities Launch Investigation into Fatal Traffic Collision

San Francisco authorities launched an investigation into a fatal traffic collision on Thursday, which occurred in various locations around the Central Freeway in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.

In the morning, police set up barricades at multiple sites, including Potrero Avenue and Alameda Street, Potrero Avenue and 15th Street, as well as Division and Harrison streets. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a disturbing sight emerged – a bloody object lay on Alameda Street behind a police barricade.

The San Francisco Police Department received a call at 7:36 a.m. concerning an incident involving a traffic collision near Harrison and 13th streets. Tragically, it was later confirmed that this collision had resulted in a fatality.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was investigating a reported fatal collision that involved multiple vehicles in South San Francisco. At 6:19 a.m., a 911 caller informed the authorities of a pedestrian being struck near the Grand Avenue exit from U.S. 101-South. However, upon arriving at the scene just minutes later, CHP investigators discovered evidence of a fatal incident but no body.

CHP Officer Mark Andrews explained that they suspected multiple vehicles were involved in the pedestrian collision, and the right-side and exit lanes at Grand Avenue remained closed until 11:25 a.m. None of the vehicles involved remained at the scene.

To ascertain any potential connection between the two incidents, investigators awaited tests from coroner’s officials to confirm if the recovered body was related to the South San Francisco collision. Anyone with information or dash-camera footage from the area between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. was urged to contact the CHP’s San Francisco office at 415-557-1094.

At 10:48 a.m., a van from the San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner’s Office was observed collecting human remains at the scene, but the office did not provide a comment regarding the incident.

The closure of the northbound section of Potrero Avenue at 15th Street began at 10:30 a.m., while westbound lanes on Division Street at the intersection with Harrison Street were shut down at 8 a.m. in the morning. By 11 a.m., California Highway Patrol investigators had arrived at the scene, and all roadways were reopened to traffic shortly after noon.

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